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Appeal for Information Regarding Robert Hart’s Parklife Assailant

Police have reissued an appeal ahead of the Parklife music festival in Manchester this weekend, to find the man who assaulted Robert Hart at the festival last year. 

The appeal was reissued on behalf of my client and the mother of Robert, Elaine Hart.

On the Saturday night at the festival last year, Robert became involved in an argument with a man after his girlfriend was struck with an inflatable doll minutes before the headline act, Snoop Dogg, went on stage.

During the argument, and despite trying to defuse the situation, Robert was punched in the side of head. He collapsed unconscious and stopped breathing. Robert was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital. Tragically, he died four days later in hospital with his family around him. The suspect who hit Robert has never been found.

In the lead up to the first anniversary of Robert's death, Greater Manchester Police have reissued their appeal for people to come forward with any photographs they may have that were taken at last year’s festival, in an effort to try and identify his attacker.

My client and Robert's mother, Elaine, has described her son as “the kindest boy, loved and adored by us all. Somebody knows who did this and I urge them to come forward. We are heartbroken. We are devastated. It will never get any easier. We will never accept the loss of Robert. If you know who did this, please give their name to the police.”

Greater Manchester police have set up a new email address,, where you may send in any photographs or video footage. There is also a Twitter appeal to help raise awareness with the hashtag #helpbobby

Slater and Gordon Lawyers continue to help Elaine Hart during this incredibly difficult time, particularly as the first anniversary of Robert's death approaches, and urge anyone with any further information about the circumstances of Robert's assault to come forward and contact the police.

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer Charlotte Moore is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester. Charlotte can be reached by calling 0161 383 3950 or via email.

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