Children’s social worker killed in Tunisia beach attacks

Nottinghamshire council pay tribute to passion and dedication of John Stollery who had worked for the county for 33 years

John Stollery at a family wedding in March

A social worker in a looked-after children team in Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as one of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Tunisia on Friday.

John Stollery, aged 58, had spent most of his working life at Nottinghamshire and worked with children in care for the past 16 years.

He was on holiday with his wife and son when a lone gunman shot at tourists on who were the beach at Sousse. His wife and son were both unhurt. The terror group Isis later took responsibility for the massacre.

Anthony May, chief executive of the council, said Stollery would be be greatly missed:

“We are all immensely saddened by the tragic death of John Stollery, who was a much loved and respected member of staff. As a dedicated social worker, he had a passion to help others that was apparent to everyone that he met.”

Stollery’s wife, Cheryl, said: “John was special, he made a difference and gave his best to others. We, his family, are proud of him and deeply saddened that he was taken from us in such a horrific and tragic way.”

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