Brit newlywed and wife gunned down on honeymoon in Uganda are pictured

Pictured: British newlywed, 50, and his wife, 51, who were gunned down on their gorilla safari honeymoon in Uganda by ‘ISIS-linked attackers’ – as tributes are paid to ‘loved and respected’ couple

  • David Barlow, 50, and his wife Celia, 51, were killed just a few days after wedding 

A parish councillor and his newlywed wife were shot dead by terrorists while on their safari honeymoon in Uganda.

David Barlow, 50, and his wife Celia, 51, were killed in a hail of bullets when insurgents fleeing Ugandan forces happened upon their truck at random on Tuesday night.

It is understood the couple had been married just a few days ago in South Africa’s Western Cape.

Their guide 40-year-old Ugandan Eric Alyai was also gunned down before the killers, thought to be part of the ISIS-linked Allied Democratic Force, set fire to the truck and fled.

Their bodies and the flaming wreckage were recovered from the Queen Elizabeth National Park in the west of Uganda.

David Barlow, 50, (left) and his new wife Celia, 51, (right) were killed on a safari honeymoon in Uganda when they were ambushed at random by insurgents linked to ISiS 

The tourists and their guide were killed while driving through a safari park in Uganda

Ugandan authorities have accused the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) – a group previously linked to ISIS – of killing the couple, a South African and a British national, and their Ugandan driver last night (pictured: the remains of the burnt out safari vehicle)

Tory MP for Newbury Laura Farris today paid her respects to the couple. 

She said: ‘The whole community is appalled by this terrible and incomprehensible attack on David and Celia Barlow when they were on their honeymoon – something that should have been one of the happiest moments of their lives.

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‘They were loved and respected in Hampstead Norreys where they lived and in Thatcham where David and his family ran their business. 

‘I have written to the Foreign Secretary asking the Government to provide the Ugandan authorities with the fullest support to track down and capture the cowardly terrorists who are suspected of being responsible for this atrocity.’

In a press conference last night, the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, said: ‘A couple of tourists and the Ugandan driver with them were killed at around 6pm on the Katwe- Kabatooro murram road, by a small group of terrorists running away from our operations in Congo.

‘It was a cowardly act on the part of the terrorists attacking innocent civilians and tragic for the couple who were newlyweds and visiting Uganda on their honeymoon.

‘Of course, these terrorists will pay with their own wretched lives.’

Meanwhile, colleagues of Mr Barlow at Hampstead Norreys parish council, in Berkshire where he lived confirmed they had received news of his death.

Dr Sarah Marshman, a clerk for Hampstead Norreys parish council, confirmed that Mr Barlow had passed away and said the tragic news had reached members of the council this morning.

President Yoweri Museveni (pictured) said today that Ugandan forces will track down those responsible for the deaths of a safari guide and the couple who were honeymooning in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the East African nation

Tory MP for Newbury Laura Farris (pictured) today paid her respects to the couple

Mr Barlow comes from a large Berkshire family which runs a wood yard that has been in the family since 1867.

He and his wife had bought a new home in October last year, almost a year to the day before they were killed.

Oliver Laurence, the Club Secretary of Hampstead Norreys Cricket Club, also paid his respects to the couple.

He posted on social media: ‘We have learned this morning of the tragic deaths of Dave and Celia Barlow. Both were honeymooning in Uganda.

‘Dave has been a constant around the Hampstead Norreys Cricket Club for many, many years, and among the many of us who had the privilege to share a joke with him, play cricket with him, and watch as he took wicket after wicket with his famously slow action was a treat.

Police believe the attack was committed by the Allied Democratic Forces, an ISIS-affiliated terror group

Disturbing photos from the scene show the safari vehicle set on fire

The attack took place in Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its natural beauty and wildlife

The incident is the latest in a long line of attacks by the ADF, which has previously kidnapped tourists and massacred schoolchildren

‘He was at the time this incident occurred with the most important person in his life, a woman who we all knew so well, as Dave was so proud to share all of Celia’s achievements. She too was an amazing human being, who will be desperately missed.

‘Lord Barlow as we fondly know him by will be with us forever. The entire club’s thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Celia’s families right now.

‘I was so excited at the future of HNCC with Dave by my side as our Chairman. I will, we will, take a moment before moving forward. 

‘But, I know deep down Dave would want us to thrive, and we will in time honor him in the right way, and at the right time move forward as he would want.

‘Right now though, it’s about his family, and close friends and all of us.’

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