Relatives of shot boy 'devastated'

The cousin of the father of a boy shot dead in the Sandy Hook shooting massacre has told ITV Anglia he is devastated. David Lutkin from Whittlesey near Peterborough says Ian Hockley had a 'beautiful family'.

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Funerals to begin for victims of Sandy Hook massacre

Noah Pozner's family described him as "extremely mature" and "extremely bright." Credit: Facebook

The first funerals will be held later today for the victims of the US school massacre, three days after the gun attack, with mourners gathering at two services in Connecticut.

The family of Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook shootings having just turned six, will receive relatives and friends before a service at 1:00pm local time in Fairfield.

Noah will later be buried at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Conn.

Mourners will meanwhile pay tribute to Jack Pinto, also six, at a 1:00pm funeral in Newtown.

Jack will then be buried at Newtown Village Cemetery. He is expected to be laid to rest wearing the jersey of his NFL hero Victor Cruz.

Relative of boy shot at Sandy Hook 'devastated'

Dylan Hockley Credit: Facebook

A relative of the six year old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in America has told ITV Anglia he is devastated. David Lutkin from Whittlesey near Peterborough is a cousin of the boy's father Ian Hockley.

Mr Hockley grew up in the Cambridgeshire village of Eastree and many family members still live in the Whittlesey area. Ian and his wife Nicole had moved from the UK to the US for a quieter life with Dylan and his older brother Jake but regularly kept in touch with family back in Cambridgeshire.

Mr Lutkin has two children of his own and says explaining to them whathad happened had been hard. He says his uncle and aunt, Dylan's grandparents, who livelocally, have flown out to the States to be with their son and daughter-In-law.


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