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Memorial held for mother and daughter shot dead outside Spalding leisure centre

Friends and family of a mother and daughter who were shot dead outside a Lincolnshire leisure centre have held a service to commemorate their lives.

Claire and Charlotte Hart were both shot dead Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lance Hart killed his wife Claire and their 19-year-old daughter Charlotte before turning the gun on himself in Spalding in July.

Today a private ceremony was held at Charlotte's former school, where a tree was planted in her memory.

Read: Funeral held for shooting victims


Lincolnshire human rights campaigner could face jail in Thailand

A Lincolnshire man is waiting to find out if he faces seven years behind bars in Thailand for - as he puts it - just doing his job.

Andy Hall is a human rights campaigner and is alleged to have been involved in a report accusing a Thai fruit company of labour abuses. He was charged with computer crimes and defamation - charges he denies.

Tomorrow, he is due in court in Bangkok to find out his fate. His family back in Spalding say despite being scared they are hopeful, as Andy himself is expecting a positive outcome.

Kate Hemingway reports:


Tributes to 'polite and caring' Charlotte Hart

Charlotte Hart went to Spalding High School between September 2008 and July 2015. Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to Charlotte Hart who was shot dead outside a swimming pool in the town yesterday.

It is believed the 19-year-old's father Lance killed both Charlotte and her mum Claire before turning the gun on himself.

In a statement, Spalding High School where she was a student said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear about the death and described her as "an exemplary student in every way".

Charlotte was an exemplary student in every way, who showed incredible kindness and empathy towards others. Charlotte had many close friends and her polite and caring nature endeared her to all who met her. Charlotte was incredibly driven to achieve her dream of studying midwifery at university and was successful in the extremely competitive interview process, where her personal qualities shone through. Academically, Charlotte excelled and her final grades were a tribute to her hard work and dedication. It is our students who make Spalding High School such a unique and special place to be and to lose Charlotte is devastating to us all.

Our thoughts and sincerest condolences are with Charlotte’s brothers, her family and friends at this time.

– Spalding High School

University of Northampton where Charlotte was a student said the teenager was 'well liked and extremely hard working'.

“The students and staff at the University of Northampton are deeply saddened to hear of Charlotte’s death.

“Charlotte was lovely young woman, who’s quiet, friendly manner served her well with her academic studies at University and during her clinical placement with Kettering General Hospital. Charlotte was well liked and extremely hard working throughout her studies; as well as when she was playing for the University of Northampton Students’ Union Lacrosse team.

“Charlotte was a lovely person, who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.”

– Mary Huntley, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Northampton
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