The family of a Leicestershire couple is scared that they haven’t heard from the elderly pair who were on holiday in Tunisia during Friday’s brutal attack.
The news comes as two holidaymakers from the East Midlands have been confirmed dead after the mass shooting on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia.
A Gainsborough woman, Carly Lovett, 24, has been declared dead after a grenade blast in the hotel lobby and Derbyshire man Scott Chalkey, 42, was killed in the brutal attack, along with partner Sue Davey from Tamworth.
Now a Twitter appeal to find Angela and Ray Fisher, in their 60s and 70s, from Leicester, is ongoing, to find the pair who were on holiday in the area when the terrorist attack took place on Friday, June 26.
Now son Adam Fisher of Redhill, Surrey, says he has not spoken to his parents since they left for their holiday to the north African country, and the family have taken to social media to share a photo of them to all corners of the globe in the hope someone has seen them.
Relative Sara Boyle said on social media: “Adam has tried [calling crisis numbers] and it’s not held any leads. The British consulate are doing all the can to help.
“They’re pensioners, who don’t have social media. Could be hurt/unable to communicate yet.
“Please keep on sharing the photo of Ray and Angie. Please don’t give up #hope #findthefishers.”
Jackie Doolan tweeted: “PLEASE RT My Auntie and Uncle Angie & Ray Fisher currently missing #Tunisia with no contact since the #TunisiaAttack.”
At least 15 British people are believed to have been killed in the attack at El Kantaoui beach at Sousse, a city on the east coast of Tunisia, about 87 miles (140km) south of the capital, Tunis. Around 1.2 million tourists visit Sousse every year, a high number of whom are British.
Holiday companies have been cancelling thousands of flights into the area and Thomas Cook has been sending flights to repatriate people and is offering support to its customers at other resorts.
The Foreign Office said holidaymakers elsewhere in the country should contact their tour operator and follow instructions issued by local authorities.
Foreign secretary Philip Hammond said that because the resort is popular with UK holidaymakers, “we have to assume that a high proportion of those killed and injured will have been British”, and are among Tunisians, German and Belgian casualties according to the country’s health ministry.
The gunman, now named as Tunisian student Seigeddine Rezvui, is said to have entered the buildings of the Imperial Marhaba resort through the back to infiltrate the hotel before opening fire on sunbathers, killing at least 38 people.