British dad confirms wife and children died in Sri Lanka attacks

A British dad has confirmed the deaths of his “perfect wife” and “amazing” children in a heartbreaking statement following the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Lawyer Ben Nicholson was waiting for breakfast with wife Anita, 42, son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11, when the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital city of Colombo was targeted – one of eight locations hit in a series of blasts that killed at least 290 people, including eight Britons.

Mr Nicholson said the attack happened as the family were sitting at their restaurant table, adding: “Mercifully, all three…
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