Silent honour for victim of beach massacre

A minute's silence at St Andrews, where Birmingham City took on Leicester City.
A minute's silence at St Andrews, where Birmingham City took on Leicester City.
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Footballers and fans stood in silence with their heads bowed in memory of Tunisian beach massacre victim Denis Thwaites.

A minute’s silence was held on Saturday when Birmingham City played Leicester at their St Andrews home ground.

Denis and Elaine Thwaites were gunned down on a beach in Tunisia.

Denis and Elaine Thwaites were gunned down on a beach in Tunisia.

Mr Thwaites, of North Shore, and his wife Elaine, were gunned down alongside 28 other tourists in Sousse on June 26 while on holiday.

Mr Thwaites, 70, played for the club from 1962 to 1972, before moving with his family to Blackpool.

Another couple, Sue Davey, from Tamworth, and Scott Chalkley, from Derby, who were also killed in the attack, were also remembered.

Stockton-born Mr Thwaites was part of the Birmingham City squad that won the 1963 League Cup before he retired from football at the age of 27. City fans paid tribute to him after his death. Mr Thwaites later became a porter at Blackpool Vic.