A British man was shot three times on the beach
at a Tunisia hotel as he used his body as a human shield to protect his fiancee from being killed by a terrorist.
Matthew James, 30, a gas engineer was hit in the shoulder, chest and hip as the gunman opened fire on the sunbeds as he lay next to fiancee Sarah Wilson. Speaking from the hospital in Tunisia, Sarah, 26, said: “He took a bullet for me. I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started. “He was covered in blood from the shots but he just told me to run away. “He told me: ‘I love you babe. But just go – tell our children that their daddy loves them’.”
“It was the bravest thing I’ve ever known. But I just had to leave him under the sunbed because the shooting just kept on coming.
“I ran back, past bodies on the beach to reach our hotel. It was chaos – there was a body in the hotel pool and it was just full of blood.
The attack comes only three months after three Islamist terrorists shot dead dozens of people at the Bardo museum in capital Tunis.
Experts believe the Sousse attack is a handiwork of ISIS militants.
The attack comes after an attack on a French factory outside of Lyon and a bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait earlier on Friday, Both attacks have been linked to ISIS.