Tunisia inquest: Survivor of Sousse attack demands terror warnings from holiday companies

A survivor of the attack at Sousse in 2015 has demanded better information for holidaymakers. 

Olivia Leathley, a 26-year-old chef from Manchester, was on holiday with her boyfriend at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel when the attack unfolded. She told The Independent of the chaos that day: “People [were] running everywhere, bullets were flying everywhere. We ended up hiding in a security lodge for two hours.”

Ms Leathley was speaking outside the High Court, where the Coroner delivered his conclusions at the end of the inquests into the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel on 26 June 2015. 

All the victims were customers of Thomson and its sister company, First Choice.

She had booked a holiday before the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March, in which 20 tourists were killed.

“We were aware of the civil unrest, but we never imagined [an attack at Sousse] was a possibility,” she said. 

“We thought we’re miles away…

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