Terror attack victims to be remembered during candlelit vigil in Northampton

People in Northampton are being invited to a vigil in Abington Street tonight at 7pm for those killed in terror attacks over the past week.

People in Northampton are being invited to a vigil in Abington Street tonight at 7pm for those killed in terror attacks over the past week.

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A candlelit vigil is to be held in Northampton town centre tonight in memory of those killed in the Tunisian terror attacks.

It is believed around 30 Britons have died since a gunman rampaged through the beach resort of Sousse in the North African country on Friday.

People in Northampton are being invited to light a candle for those in the Tunisian shootings as well as those killed in terror attacks in Charleston, Kuwait and France, at the Cobblers statue in Abington Street, from 7pm this evening.

Organiser Justin Brown, said: “It is to show some solidarity with the victims and the people suffering as a result of the attacks.

“People will be able to light a candle or leave a message, and if they want they will be able to draw pictures, or leave messages on the pavement with chalk.”

The gun rampage in Tunisia is the biggest loss of British life to terrorism since the 2005 London bombings, which claimed the lives of 56.

Mr Brown said he would also be writing to Northamptonshire’s MPs asking that the holidaymakers who acted as a ‘human shield’ to protect others, such as gas engineer Matthew James, who was shot three times protecting his fiancé from the hail of bullets, be awarded the George Cross for gallantry.

“I find their bravery incredible,” he said. “They knew what injuries could be caused , it was completely selfless.”