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THEIR loved ones had ex­pected to welcome them home in a few days af­ter a hol­i­day in the sun in Tu­nisia.

In­stead, eight Bri­tish hol­i­day- mak­ers have been re­turned in coffins, flown home in a mil­i­tary plane, af­ter be­ing slaugh­tered by gun­man Seifed­dine Rezgui six days ago.

On board were the bod­ies of Adrian Evans, 49, his fa­ther Pa­trick Evans, 78, and Adrian’s nephew Joel Richards, 19; fash­ion blog­ger Carly Lovett, 24; Stephen Mel­lor, 59; so­cial worker John Stollery, 58; and De­nis Th­waites, 70, and his wife Elaine, 69.

Joel’s mother, Suzanne Richards, said: “We’re a small and nor­mal fam­ily, but noth­ing will be nor­mal again. My son Joel, dad Pat and brother Adrian were our rocks … we’ll never get over los­ing them. As a na­tion we must fight this evil to­gether and smile for Joel, Ade, Pat.”

BOD­IES HOME: The cof­fin of De­nis Th­waites is taken from an RAF C- 17 air­craft af­ter the jour­ney from Tu­nisia.

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