Woman from Lincoln killed in Tunisia museum shooting

A woman who was brought up in Lincoln has been named as one of the people killed during a terror attack in Tunisia.

Sally Adey, 57, was among at least 21 people murdered in the shootings at the Bardo National Museum in the capital, Tunis on the morning of Wednesday, March 18.

She had been on a cruise with husband Robert, who was not injured in the attack.

Sally, who grew up in Scothern, studied at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School before going to the University of Hull.

She lived in Shropshire and worked at Shakespeares Solicitors in Birmingham, the second largest law firm in the Midlands, specialising in commercial and company law.

Sally was also a director at Barber Farms Ltd in Scothern, alongside her brother Michael Parrinder Johnson.

She leaves behind a daughter Molly, 18, and son Harry, 23.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the shootings.

The Bardo National Museum in Tunisia. Photo: Alexandre Moreau

The Bardo National Museum in Tunisia. Photo: Alexandre Moreau

Julia Holden, a partner at Shakespeare Solicitors, and a close friend of the family, issued a statement on behalf of the family.

She said: “Sally Adey was a much-loved daughter, wife and mother. The family are devastated by her loss. They are also saddened for others who have lost people they love, and for those who have been hurt.”

Neighbour Annette Crawshaw, 73, expressed her shock at the news.

“It is so tragic,” she said. “Sally was on a cruise with her husband Rob when all this happened. I can’t imagine the pain he and his family are going through.

“They are a lovely family. I last spoke to Sally at Christmas time. She seemed delighted to be spending time with her family.

“I was absolutely shocked when I heard the news of her death. You never imagine someone you live near would ever be mixed up in such horror.

“She was a solicitor in Birmingham and was very often out early and back late but whenever I saw her she was friendly and pleasant. Her family were lovely.”

The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson said: “I was very deeply saddened and shocked when I heard of the terrible events in Tunisia, and subsequently learned about the impact that has had on the community of Scothern, where Sally Adey’s family lives.

“For a holiday to end in such appalling circumstances is beyond anything that we could imagine. My prayers, and the prayers of our Diocese are with Sally’s family, for Robert and Joan and the community of Scothern, and all those who have been particularly affected by this atrocity.

“However, we must remind ourselves that the events in Tunisia were not in the name of the very great majority of peace-loving Muslim people, but the work of a small number of very badly misguided extremists, and the solidarity shown by the local Muslim people in Tunis with those who were killed and injured has been remarkable.

“In understanding different cultures and religions, it is all too easy to assume that the behaviour of a tiny but notorious proportion is common to all, but we must hold on to the hope and prayers held by good people of all nations that our world will live in peace.”