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Ten years ago, correspondent Terry Lloyd was shot dead on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. I returned to the same spot with his daughter.
In tonight's documentary on the tenth anniversary of the death of ITV News reporter Terry Lloyd in Iraq, we are given an insight into the family at Christmas.
His daughter Chelsey said her relationship with her father "suffered" during her teens.
Lloyd was killed on the eve of the invasion of Iraq ten years ago.
Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd airs tonight on ITV at 10.35pm.
A ITV documentary has followed the daughter of ITV News war reporter Terry Lloyd as she retraces his final steps in Iraq as part of her deeply personal search for the truth about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Terry was killed in southern Iraq ten years ago, along with cameraman Frederic Nerac and translator Hussein Osman, after their convoy came under attack by the US Army.
Cameraman Daniel Demoustier - who was driving the vehicle carrying Terry when they were initially fired upon - survived.
Chelsey Lloyd has returned to where he was shot dead, along with Daniel and presenter Mark Austin, who was also in the country covering the start of the war.
“I need an understanding of what happened that day because I wasn’t there and because it was so far away," she said.
"I need to piece together the events of those days to create a kind of timeline, a picture in my head, to help me.”
Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd is on ITV at 10.35pm tonight.