IMG_8910AS the dust settles for Gibraltarians after one of the most macabre incidents the Rock has seen in 30 years, the community is in shock.

Police need counselling and neighbours are sickened.

First minister Fabian Picardo’s heartfelt reaction reinforces the message that Gibraltar will weather this storm and the violent bloodbath is an anomaly to the usual harmony.

The same goes for the thoroughly decent expat couple in Alicante brutally slain just hours before.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ friends and relatives, whose grief will last much longer than the soft toys and flower tributes left at the scene.

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