Thursday 14 December 2017

British mother 'shot dead by gardener' during family holiday in Turkey

The 46-year-old gardener, identified only by the initials “VA”, later gave himself up to the jandarma and is due to appear in court in Turkey later today
The 46-year-old gardener, identified only by the initials “VA”, later gave himself up to the jandarma and is due to appear in court in Turkey later today

Three members of the same family have been shot - one fatally - while on holiday in Turkey, it was reported today.

The three victims, all said to be from North Yorkshire, were allegedly shot by a gardener at a holiday villa, it was claimed

 

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."

 

According to reports, the family were shot while celebrating a birthday party at the villa in the resort of Dalyan on Turkey's south coast.

 

The Yorkshire Post newspaper said 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.

Press Association

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