Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Appeal Launched to Find Killer of Parklife Victim Bobby ; A Year on, Family Urge Festival-Goers to Check Cameras and Phones Following Tragic Death of Robert Hart

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Appeal Launched to Find Killer of Parklife Victim Bobby ; A Year on, Family Urge Festival-Goers to Check Cameras and Phones Following Tragic Death of Robert Hart

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HE family of Robert Hart, who died after he was punched in the Tcrowd at the Parklife Festival, have issued a heart-rending appeal for help a year on.

Robert's mother Elaine, brother Richard and sisters Nicola and Rachel have begged music fans at this weekend's festival to help bring them peace.

They spoke of their anguish as detectives urged Festival-goers to check their cameras and mobile phones again as police are confident the killer will have been captured on camera.

Robert, 26, from Macclesfield, died in hospital days after he was punched at the festival in Heaton Park last June during a row over an inflatable doll, just before Snoop Dogg took to the main stage.

A new email address - helpbobby@gmp.police.uk - and a Twitter hastag - #helpbobby - have been launched to attract information. A video with slide shows of Robert will be running on digital advertising boards at all festival entrances alongside a poster campaign.

Elaine said: "He was the kindest, the most understanding, the funniest. He was our friend. He was loved and adored.

"He went to as many festivals as he could because he loved music. …

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