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Luke & Ryan Hart

'We hoped our controlling father would die - instead he murdered our mother and sister'

Please refresh the page and retry. On the morning of July 19, , their mother and sister were returning to their blue Toyota, having enjoyed a pre-work swim, when a man stepped out from behind the car and aimed at them with a single-barrel shotgun. Claire Hart, 50, raised a pleading arm towards him. The man was Lance Hart, her husband of 26 years who she had walked out on days earlier, after years of emotional abuse. On the second anniversary of the deaths and Luke and Ryan Hart , 28 and 27, are sitting in the living room of their new home in Surrey. The television stand is cluttered with family photos that show Charlotte horse riding and Claire beaming alongside her.

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism. Challen, 65, had admitted the killing, but denied murder. Since her conviction, in , she has — with the support of her sons David, 31, and James, 35 — been campaigning to challenge the verdict. Coercive control — by which abusers harm, punish or frighten their victims — has only become a criminal offence in England and Wales since Challen was jailed. His mother Claire and sister Charlotte were shot dead in July , in the car park of a sports centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire, by their father, Lance, who then turned the single-barrelled shotgun on himself. The brothers were introduced to David by a friend from the East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services who was struck by the similarity of their experiences.

O n a warm summer day last July, Claire Hart and her year-old daughter Charlotte went for an early morning swim at their local leisure centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire. It was a trip they made often, just a short drive from their home in the village of Moulton. At 9am on 19 July, mother and daughter left the pool and made their way back across the car park to their blue Toyota Aygo. Now he held up a single-barrel shotgun and shot Claire three times. He then reloaded the gun and shot his daughter, before turning the gun on himself. Alex Marchant, a manager at the sports centre, ran outside when he heard the first bang, thinking it was a car backfiring. In the distance, he saw Lance with the gun in his hand.

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Lance Hart, 57, killed his year-old wife and year-old daughter before turning the weapon on himself in a swimming pool car park in Spalding in Lincolnshire in The murders happened five days after the brothers had helped their mother Claire and sister Charlotte escape their father after saving up their own money to do so for years.



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