Minute's silence: Nation comes to a standstill to remember 38 people killed in Tunisia attack

Attack in Tunisia claimed the lives of 30 Britons

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A minute’s silence has been held across the UK at midday today to remember the 38 victims of the terror attack in Tunisia, following this liveblog for the latest developments.

Prime Minister David Cameron returned to his Witney constituency, Oxfordshire, and called on schools and local authorities to join in the moment’s silence. The Queen will join students at Strathclyde University to mark the moment.

Wimbledon, which usually starts at 11.30am, delayed play until 12.15pm to allow players and spectators time to join in the silence.

The moment of silence marks exactly a week since 30 Britons lost their lives to 23-year-old gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in the Tunisian holiday town of Sousse, south of the capital.

It marks the greatest loss of British lives to a terrorist attack since the 7/7 bombings in 2005. The 10th anniversary of that event will be marked by ceremonies next week.

Announcing the minute of silence on Monday, the PM told the Commons: "I know the whole country will want to share in a moment of remembrance.”