Anti-gun campaigner speaks to daughter whose mum and sister were massacred

A MAN who lost three relatives in a gun massacre has spoken to a woman who was bereaved in a similar tragedy.

Bobby Turnbull.
Bobby Turnbull.

Anti-gun campaigner Bobby Turnbull has gained support from Stacey Banner.

Bobby’s mum Alison Turnbull, 44, sister Tanya, 24, and aunt Susan McGoldrick, 47, were gunned down by Susan’s partner Michael Atherton, 42, on New Year’s Day 2012 in Horden before Atherton turned the gun on himself.

Stacey’s mum Christine Lee, 66, and sister Lucy Lee, 40, were found gunned down at the home of Christine’s partner, John Lowe’s cottage in Farnham, in Surrey, in February.

Lowe was jailed for at least 25 years after being found guilty of the double murder.

Bobby, 25, of High Hesleden, is campaigning to change the gun laws.

The former Hartlepool Golf Club greenkeeper said: “I just hope we can prevent any other families from going through what we have both been through.”