VIDEO: Shoppers fall silent for Tunisia victims

Shoppers in Doncaster stood silent this lunchtime to observe a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack.

Staff also stood still at the Frenchgate Centre at 12pm as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives.

A sign outside shop in the Frenchgate Centre

A sign outside shop in the Frenchgate Centre

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, made the announcement for the nationwide minute’s silence in the House of Commons earlier this week.

The minute’s silence took place exactly one week after the beach massacre that killed dozens of Britons.

Laurie Barton Wright, Frenchgate Centre Manager said: “It is very important to us to observe the minute’s silence in memory of all those who sadly lost their lives in Tunisia.

“All our stores will be taking part and the centre will fall silent in order for us all to pay our respects.”

This comes as suspected associates of the gunman have been arrested. Tunisia’s interior minister Najem Gharsalli said a “significant number” of individuals were detained.

Mr Cameron, who chaired a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee at 10 Downing Street earlier, promised a “full spectrum response” to extremist terror.

Mr Cameron said the holidaymakers “suddenly became the victims of the most brutal terrorist attack against the British people for many years”.

It was announced that within the next few days there will be a major counter-terrorism training exercise in London.

He added that new rules will come into force this week giving public bodies a statutory duty to counter extremism.

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice, but it is not advising against travel to holiday resorts like Sousse.