Inquest to open into death of Carly Lovett, killed in Tunisia terror attack

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Inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists killed on a beach in Tunisia, including University of Lincoln graduate Carly Lovett, are to open.

The hearings beginning on January 16 at London’s Royal Courts of Justice are set to last seven weeks and will look into the Islamic State attack on June 26, 2015.

Carly, a 24-year-old fashion blogger and photographer, was killed when terrorist Seifiddine Rezgui Yacoubi opened fire in the beach resort of Port El Kantaoui.

The massacre is the deadliest on British people since the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.

Around 350 people attended Carly’s funeral in Gainsborough, with emotional tributes from family and friends.

Three people from Ireland, two Germans, one Russian, a Belgian and a Portuguese woman also died.

TUI, the travel company that owns Thomson, which sold the victims their holidays, will appear at the inquests, as will a senior figure from the Foreign Office.

Coroner Nicholas Loraine-Smith will preside over the hearings.