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Ian - Interview 32

In 1999 Ian's brother, Dorrie, was shot. He died soon afterwards. Ian was deeply shocked but he supported the rest of the family and kept his faith in God. Dorrie's death made Ian reassess his life, and live not only for himself but also for Dorrie.

  • Background

    Ian is a Parenting Officer. He is married and has 1 child. Ethnic background/nationality: Black British

  • Age at interview 39
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Alison - Interview 23

    In 2007 Alison's husband and two of her young children died in their own home. Alison believes that her husband murdered her children and then set fire to the house. He also died. It has been a terrible time.

  • Background

    Alison is self-employed. She is single and has 4 children (2 died). Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Ann - Interview 24

    In 2005 Ann's son, Westley, was murdered. He was attacked by a man with a knife. Ann and her family were devastated. Ann started the organisation KnifeCrimes. Org which supports other victims of crime and which aims prevent other knife attacks.

  • Background

    Ann was in business (now retired). She has 3 children (1 murdered). Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Rosemary - Interview 25

    Rosemary's son, James, was killed in the 7th July bomb attack in London in 2005. The family was devastated. Rosemary found help via family, friends, and colleagues, and through a vicar and a psychotherapist, and by creating wonderful memorials for her son.

  • Background

    Rosemary was formerly a senior administrator for a university. She is married and has 2 children (1 died). Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 65
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Matthew - Interview 26

    Matthew's brother, Timothy, was killed in the Bali bombing in 2002. He died instantly. His death was a terrible shock to the family. His body was brought back to the UK. Matthew is proud of the beautiful memorial that stands in London for those who died.

  • Background

    Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor. He is married and has 4 children. Ethnic background/nationality: White British

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Adam - Interview 27

    In 2005 Adam's brother, Lloyd, was murdered in the street. He was attacked by two men, who said that they were drunk at the time. Adam, his parents and friends were devastated. Since then Adam has worked hard to try to prevent other violent crime.

  • Background

    Adam is a staff nurse. He is co-habiting. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Dorothy - Interview 28

    In 2005 Dorothy's son, Mark, was killed in an industrial incident. He was working in a waste and recycling plant. Dorothy was shocked and angry. Counselling, hypnotherapy and Compassionate Friends have helped.

  • Background

    Dorothy was a civil servant (now retired). She is married and has 2 children (1 died).

  • Age at interview 65
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Lisa - Interview 29

    In the 1990's Lisa lost two good friends due to murder. When her ex-boyfriend was stabbed, Lisa was in despair and at times suicidal. She was ill for over six years. She sought help in many ways. Finally, a healer from a spiritualist church restored her.

  • Background

    Lisa is an artist. She is engaged to be married and she has 1 child. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Josefine - Interview 30

    Josefine's husband, Nicholas, was killed in a car accident in 2001. Josefine was shocked but understands that death is part of life. She arranged a 'green funeral' and buried Nicholas on her own land. She has had tremendous support from family and friends.

  • Background

    Josefine is a psychotherapist. She is a widow and has 1 child. Ethnic background/nationality: White German.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • David - Interview 31

    In 1992, David's son, Simon, was stabbed to death near to his home. He was 17 years old. Simon's death had a huge effect on the family. David and his wife supported each other. They are now members of Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM).

  • Background

    David is a security guard. He is married and has 3 children (1 died). Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Male