A British tourist has apologised after she was criticised for moaning that the Nice attack had ruined her shopping trip.

Lucy Nesbitt-Comaskey, who was visiting Nice on holiday when its Bastille Day celebrations were attacked, had said in an interview with Sky News she was no longer interested in the things she had bought.

"The sad thing about it, I know this is awful and maybe a bit selfish, but it did spoil our shopping trip. We bought all this lovely shopping and I can't be bothered with it, it doesn't mean anything now," she said in the interview.

However, she has since apologised after people said her comments on the attack, in which 84 people including at least 10 children were killed, were crass.

She wrote on Facebook: "My sincere condolences to the French people who have lost their loved ones last night in Nice.

"I'm deeply sorry if my interview with Sky News sounded uncompassionate [sic]. I was totally distressed and shocked. My words came out wrong. Once again sorry."

The post has since either been deleted or placed behind restricted Facebook settings.

The suspect in the attack was shot dead by police at the scene, and has been named as Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who was living in Nice.

Bouhel's flat has been searched this morning and police are questioning his relatives as well as carrying out a number of other searches in the area.

Residents have been advised to stay in their homes and the area where the attack happened has been cordoned off as the investigation continues.

The central hospital in Nice has released a number for families of the victims - 04 93 72 22 22.

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