A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family?
On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family's father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then committed suicide.
Luke and Ryan Hart, the two surviving sons, open up about their experiences growing up and the circumstances surrounding the murders. They hope to highlight the patterns of behaviour in coercive control and its deadly consequences, improving public awareness and leading to informed discussion on domestic abuse.
As featured in The Telegraph, The Sun, ITV, Channel 5, BBC Radio 5 Live and many more.
Luke and Ryan Hart founded the Coercion and Control Awareness (CoCo Awareness), in memory of their mother and sister, and to raise awareness and speak out against male violence towards women and girls. They both speak frequently at events and deliver training on coercive control, domestic abuse and resilience. So far, they have trained over 400 police officers, police community support officers and legal professionals in the Crown Prosecution Service. They are always looking for opportunities to share their story and challenge male violence against women and children in their role as White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions.