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“As a family, we have been robbed of a future that held promise and laughter of a wonderful man so needlessly and heartlessly snatched from our lives.”
“The delay was deliberate and unjustifiable.” “They had everything they required to confront the gunman and could have been at the scene within minutes,” coroner Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said.
But as the “smiling” killer went about his vile business, the cops were nowhere to be found for at least 40 minutes.
Grieving relatives are now planning to sue tour operator TUI after the coroner ruled all 30 Brits were unlawfully killed.
Tourists react at the site of the attack by a jihadist gunman killing dozens on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 30, 2015. Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi has admitted security services were not prepared for the beach attack, as authorities warned the country is likely to lose more than half-a-billion dollars in tourism revenues. (AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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By then it was too late.
The judge said that many of the victims would likely have skipped the trip if they knew the danger lurking in Tunisia. It didn’t turn out that way.
Crazed triggerman Seifeddine Rezgui went on a rampage murdering more than 30 British tourists, along with hotel staff and business owners.
He was killed that dark day in Tunisia. Lifelong bachelor Scott Chalkley had recently found love.
“What is perhaps the saddest is that Scott was taken when he had found true happiness with his partner Sue,” a family member told the Daily Star.
“Despite being the eternal bachelor, Scott was smitten with Sue and they had just made the step of buying a house together. It was the celebration of that relationship that had taken them both to Tunisia.
A number of tourists testified they were told the area was 100% safe. The crux of the class-action suit is that the holidaymakers were left in the dark about possible terror threats at the Sousse resort.
Gutless cops who delayed getting to the 2015 Tunisia beach massacre where an ISIS gunman was slaughtering tourists could have saved countless lives.