Connecticut shooting: British family find ‘comfort’ amid tragedy

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THE grieving family of British gun massacre victim Dylan Hockley have said they take “great comfort” from knowing the six-year-old died “wrapped in the arms” of one of his favourite teaching assistants.

The schoolboy, who moved to the US last year with parents Ian and Nicole, and elder brother, Jake, was gunned down in cold blood by killer Adam Lanza along with his classmates.

His heartbroken relatives spoke yesterday of that “impossible day” and paid tribute to the teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, “who all selflessly died trying to save our children”.

In a statement, his family said: “We take great comfort in knowing that Dylan was not alone when he died, but was wrapped in the arms of his amazing aide, Anne Marie Murphy.

“Dylan loved Mrs Murphy so much and pointed at her picture on our refrigerator every day.”