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Parents of Sandy Hook school victim attend charity event in his memory

The parents of a little boy shot dead in the Sandy Hook school massacre in America have returned to this country for the first time to attend a charity event in his memory.

Ian and Nicole Hockley officially opened A Day for Dylan in their former home town of Eastleigh, in Hampshire at the weekend. Kerry Swain was there.


Local people show their support for Dylan

Ian and Nicole Hockley thank local people for their support at the fun day organised to remember their son Dylan. 6 year old Dylan was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting in America last December.

Before moving to America the family had lived in Eastleigh in Hampshire where Dylan had gone to school. It was there he was diagnosed with autism. The fun day was arranged by a family friend Linn Trott to remember Dylan and also raise funds for other children with autism.

Parents of Dylan Hockley thank friends

Ian and Nicole Hockley speak to Kerry Swain about how grateful their are to friends who have arranged a fun day in memory of their son Dylan.

6 year old Dylan Hockley was killed last December at the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in America. He had previously been at school in Eastleigh in Hampshire where he was diagnosed with autism.

The fun day was held to celebrate Dylan's life but also to raise money for other local children with autism. Nicole Hockley thanks her friend Linn Trott for organising todays event.


Remembering Dylan Hockley

Dylan Hockley had attended school in Eastleigh in Hampshire before moving to America. He was one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Massacre in the USA last December.

Today friends of the family have organised a fun day to remember Dylan but also to raise awareness of Autism. Dylan was diagnosed with autism before he left the UK. His parents Nicole and Ian will be at today's fun day.

Dylan left us 6 months ago and we really want to give a positive outlook to our loss. This day will help other autistic children across our area as well as raising awareness of the condition."

– Lin Trott, family friend