How did Lance Hart know where to find his wife and daughter?
Abusers use digital tracking to find their victims.
Lance Hart, 57, murdered wife Claire, 50, and 19-year-old Charlotte, after lying in wait for them outside a leisure centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire. How did he find them, how did he know they would be there at that exact time?
It isn't unusual for abusers and stalkers to use mobile phones location information and tracking devices to keep tabs on their victims. They use it to gather information about where they go, who they see or to "accidently bump" into them.
What they discover can be a trigger that results in the victim being confronted. The abuser can quickly become angry, verbally or physically abusive. Abusers can fly into a rage, hit, rape or murder them.
Technology can make victims very vulnerable. If you want to keep victims of abuse physically safe, then you have to keep them digitally secure.
Digital-Trust provides easy to use advice to help victims increase safety and privacy.