Tributes to holiday shooting family
Three members of the same family shot while on holiday in Turkey were lovely people who never got in trouble, their next door neighbours have said.
They named the woman who was shot dead as Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, a picturesque North Yorkshire village.
Her son Alex, who lived with her and is in his early 20s, was also blasted, as was her mother Cecilia Bury, in her 80s, from Middlesbrough.
Stephen Garbutt, 72, who lives in the adjoining bungalow to the dead woman, said: "I never ever heard a bad word, or a cross word or anything like that from any of them. How on earth they got into this situation I cannot imagine. I have never known Anne, for want of a better word, in trouble."
Mr Garbutt said his neighbour, who trained as a midwife, had been working for an oil company in Dubai in a health role. Her son Alex worked at a local hotel, the Cleveland Tontine, after taking a year out of university but was hoping to restart his studies in medicine. Cecilia was "a real lady", Mr Garbutt added.
His wife Jennifer, 70, said: "I cannot believe Anne or any of them would say such a thing to get a person in that state. She never offended anybody." She added that she was "a very attractive lady", sating: "They were a lovely family and this has broken my heart. It has knocked me for six."
"We couldn't wish for better neighbours," Mr Garbutt said. "Alex is very clever and wants to study to be a doctor. He is so polite and never said a harsh word to anybody, is always very helpful."
The Britons were allegedly shot by the gardener at their holiday villa in the resort of Dalyan on Turkey's south coast while celebrating Anne Bury's 56th birthday. Turkish TV footage showed detectives searching the property, where balloons and other evidence of a celebration were still visible.
According to reports, the gardener had argued with the family, who reported him to Turkish police. He was detained, but on his release headed back to the villa and opened fire. He is said to have given himself up after the shooting and is due in court.
The Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Turkey on September 9. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time. We can confirm the hospitalisation of two British nationals in Turkey on September 9. We are providing consular assistance."