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Funeral for Turkish shooting victim Anne Bury

Anne Bury's funeral
Image caption Hundreds of people attended Anne Bury's funeral at Middlesbrough Cathedral

The funeral of a woman who was shot dead while on holiday in Turkey has taken place on Teesside.

Anne Bury, 56, from Swainby, North Yorkshire, was killed, and her son Alex and mother Celia injured, in an attack in Dalyan on 9 September.

Hundreds attended the funeral at Middlesbrough Cathedral.

Veli Acar, 46, believed to have been the family's gardener, has appeared in court in connection with the shootings and been detained in prison.

Ms Bury's son Alex, who suffered leg wounds, attended the funeral.

Her brother, Paul Bury, thanked people for their sympathy and support during "the most terrible of times".

"We and all her friends remember Anne for what she really was - a caring, compassionate, considerate and trusting woman," he said.

"She was a wonderful daughter, sister, and mother with a highly-successful career."

Ms Bury, a trained midwife, worked in a healthcare role for an oil company in Dubai.

She had also worked as a barrister specialising in health and social care.

The family members were shot while celebrating Ms Bury's birthday at the villa on Turkey's south coast.

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