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Hampshire-born boy among school shooting victims

A Hampshire man’s son was among the victims of the American school massacre.

Six-year-old Dylan Hockley was one of the 20 pupils shot by gunman Adam Lanza.

Reports say that Dylan was born in Hampshire and moved to Newtown, Connecticut with his family in 2011.

His British father Ian is employed by IBM, which has three sites in Hampshire, including its UK headquarters in Portsmouth.

It was not immediately clear whether Mr Hockley worked there or at one of the company’s other bases in the county, at Farnborough and at Winchester.

The Hockley family, who lived in Eastleigh before moving to America, is understood to have lived in the same street as Adam Lanza, who shot his mother dead there before going on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she worked.

A report in the Newtown local paper said that Dylan’s seven-year-old brother Jake was also a pupil at the school.

Earlier this year, the same paper reported his American mum Nicole, who lived in Britain for 18 years before returning to the States, as saying that the family felt ‘happy and comfortable’ in the area.

Nicole Hockley runs a marketing company.

 

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