Family pays tribute to North East grandma killed in Tunisian beach attack

Lisa Burbidge
Lisa Burbidge
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The family of a North East woman killed in the Tunisian beach massacre have spoken of their grief.

Lisa Burbidge, from Whickham in Gateshead, was on holiday with her family when she died in the attack.

In a statement issued on behalf of the family, they said: “We are devastated with the tragic loss of the most beautiful, amazing, caring and gentle person in our lives. We have been left with a massive hole in our hearts.

“She leaves behind many family members including four fantastic grandchildren who were her world and will miss her tremendously. We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences but now would ask that we are left to grieve privately to come to terms with our sad loss.”

At least 15 Britons were among 38 holidaymakers killed in the attack in Sousse, Tunisia, but the toll may well rise.

Ms Burbidge, who is said to have been aged in her 60s, was confirmed dead by her son-in-law.

Northumbria Police has said its officers are offering her family support.