On the afternoon of 26 June – the day that Seifeddine Rezgui massacred 38 people, including 30 British citizens, on a Tunisian beach – Chris Beck received an email. A 60-year-old former intensive care nurse, she was sitting at her desk in the Red Cross office in Reading where she is an operations manager. Now she headed to her home just outside the town to pack.


Ezekiah Amanya remembers only too vividly the horrors at Westgate shopping centre. He was one of many desperate relatives who came to try to help those stuck inside, left straining at a police cordon unable to reach their loved ones held by gunmen from Somalia’s al-Shabab.