LORRAINE Kelly is set to return to Dunblane for a show that will mark 25 years since Britain’s deadliest mass shooting.
The TV presenter will front the documentary, which will revisit the March 13 1996 massacre that took the lives of 16 children and one teacher.
Lorraine Kelly will front documentary to mark 25 years since the Dunblane shootings in 1996Credit: ITV
Lorraine, 60, reported on the events for GMTV nearly a quarter of a century ago and forged enduring bonds with the people of Dunblane.
She will revisit the town to talk to survivors and families of the victims in a film highlighting the spirit and resilience of their community.
She meets people who were never cowed by the tragedy, which is Britain’s biggest shooting, but rather were compelled to push to change laws on gun ownership, to make sure it never happens again.
The presenter also investigates how the residents of Dunblane have helped families of victims in American school shootings, such as Sandy Hook, providing support and inspiration in their quest to change US gun laws.
Lorraine Kelly will front documentary to mark 25 years since the Dunblane shootings in 1996Credit: PA
Lorraine covered the shootings on GMTV in 1996
Multi-time grand slam tennis champion and former world number one Andy Murray and his brother Jamie were in the school in which the shooting occurred.
Andy, 32, who was just eight at the time, explained: “I am sure for all the kids there it would be difficult for different reasons.
“The fact we knew the guy, we went to his kids club, he had been in our car, we had driven and dropped him off at train stations and things. Within 12 months of that happening, our parents got divorced.”
“It was a difficult time that for kids. To see that and not quite understand what is going on.”
Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was in the school at the time of the shootingCredit: AP:Associated Press
Andy’s mum Judy, recounted how she felt when hearing the news of the shooting at her sons’ priamry school.
She said: “I picked up my car keys – didn’t take my bag or jacket or anything – and just ran out.
“I was driving there, thinking I might not see my children again. There were too many cars on the road – everyone was trying to get there.
“I got angry, shouting, ‘Get out of the way!’ About a quarter of a mile away I just got out and ran.”
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