Final farewell to mother and daughter murdered in Spalding

Claire and Charlotte Hart
Claire and Charlotte Hart
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A community will come together later this morning (Tuesday) to pay its final respects to a mother and daughter tragically shot and killed in Spalding last month.

The funeral of mother and daughter Claire (50) and Charlotte (19) Hart will take place at All Saints’ Church in Moulton at 10.30am.

Charlotte Hart ANL-160815-165059001

Charlotte Hart ANL-160815-165059001

It is expected the church will be packed as brothers Ryan and Luke Hart have welcomed everyone to the ceremony. They have also asked that mourners wear “smart clothing with some bright colour” as they say their final farewells.

Donations if desired can be made to Wood Green Animal Shelter, c/o J Willson Funeral Directors, 40 Winsover Road, Spalding - 01775 722915. Family flowers only.

The much-loved mum and sister of Ryan and Luke were killed in a shootings tragedy in a car park beside Spalding’s Castle Swimming Pool four weeks ago today – Tuesday, July 19.

Husband and father Lance Hart (57) shot the two women before ending his own life as he turned the single-barrel weapon on himself.

Mum and daughter Claire and Charlotte Hart. ANL-160815-165006001

Mum and daughter Claire and Charlotte Hart. ANL-160815-165006001

The family tragedy sent shockwaves through South Holland and the nation.

Luke (26) and Ryan (25) set up a memorial website for Claire and Charlotte, inviting people to share memories of their mum and sister – as well as donate to the two animal lovers’ favourite charity, Wood Green Animal Shelters. Donations so far have totalled £1,137.50.

Charlotte, a former pupil at Spalding High School, was studying midwifery at Northampton University.

Claire had been working at Morrison’s supermarket in Pinchbeck.

• Separate, unpublicised arrangements have been made by a different funeral director for Lance Hart.