Funeral held in Suffolk for Tunisia shooting victim Philip Heathcote, 52,

Philip Heathcote.

Philip Heathcote. - Credit: Archant

The funeral of a Suffolk man gunned down in the massacre on a holiday beach in Tunisia is taking place today.

Allison Heathcote, who was shot in the attack at Sousse, Tunisia.

Allison Heathcote, who was shot in the attack at Sousse, Tunisia. - Credit: Archant

Philip Heathcote, 52, was on holiday with his wife Allison celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary when they were caught up in the mass shooting in which 30 Britons were killed in June.

Mr Heathcote died in the shooting while his 48-year-old wife was left with five gunshot wounds, including injuries to her shoulder and stomach.

The couple, from Felixstowe, had been on a two-week holiday in Sousse, on the northeast coast of Tunisia.

Mr Heathcote’s funeral takes place at Seven Hills Crematorium, Nacton.

Originally from Manchester, Mr Heathcote, like his wife, was a well-known face in the Felixstowe cricket community – he joined Felixstowe Corinthians Cricket Club as a fast-medium bowler in the early 1990s and stopped playing around 10 years ago to start coaching youngsters. He worked for transport company Goldstar.