Family pay tribute to Robert as inquest opens
THE family of Robert Hart have described the last 18 months as ‘the most heartbreaking’ of their lives.
Giving evidence at the inquest at Manchester Coroner’s Court, Robert’s mother, Elaine Hart, who lives in Bollington, said: “His love and passion in life was music.
“We adored Robert. He was our fourth child and adored by everybody. We will never come to terms with what’s happened.”
A witness statement from Robert’s girlfriend, Gemma Parry, also told of the moment the attack happened.
She described how she and Robert were waiting for Snoop Dogg at the main stage when an inflatable doll hit her on the head. Gemma said: “Rob said to the guy, ‘What are you playing at?’ in a normal tone, he wasn’t being aggressive.”
She said: “I fell to the floor in the mud and then saw Rob hit the floor. He was lying on his back looking up at the sky. I was shouting and screaming.
“He started to turn purple. He wasn’t responding.”
Robert was a former student at Rainow Primary School and Fallibroome High School.
Originally from Rainow, he had been living in Liverpool with Gemma.
The inquest is expected to continue until Friday.