Parents describe heartbreak after losing three sons

A grief-stricken mother and father have opened up about their enduring struggle after losing all three sons in separate heartbreaking circumstances.

Arthur and Christine Mosley, both 67, from Hull, mourned the deaths of Robert, Peter and Phillip in just five years. 

Tragedy struck first in 2015 when Robert, 40, died after falling down the stairs in a mystery which continues to prey on the family to this day. 

Last year Peter, 37, drowned after jumping from a fishing boat before being quickly swept away. His body was later found 25 miles off the coast of Bridlington.

And almost exactly a year later, as the couple and their last surviving son were preparing to commemorate the anniversary of Peter's death, Phillip, 36, was killed in a motorbike crash. 

Mr Mosley said: 'People often ask us how we cope. We put on a brave face when out and about but at home we struggle.

'We have our good days and bad days but we hadn't even got over the death of Robert to be honest. 

'Some people don't want to talk to us because they just don't know what to say.'

The family, from Hull, do fundraising in memory of their sons, and pay tribute to the immense support of loved-ones and the wider community

The family, from Hull, do fundraising in memory of their sons, and pay tribute to the immense support of loved-ones and the wider community 

The couple try to stay busy and enjoy spending time in their caravan in the East Yorkshire seaside down of Withernsea, where Peter and Phillip lived.

They also do fundraising in memory of their sons, and pay tribute to the immense support of loved-ones and the wider community. 

But they still agonise over the murky circumstances surrounding the death of father-of-one Robert - who may or may not have been pushed.

Recalling the events of 2015, Mrs Mosley said: 'Robert came home for the day and then went round to a friend's house in west Hull where they had a few drinks.

'Later he was found dead at the bottom of the stairs. There was an inquest but no one could determine whether he had fallen or was pushed.

'It is awful not knowing exactly what happened. He died in August that year but we didn't get the body back until November. He left behind a daughter who was 17 years old at the time.' 

'He was a lovely lad and everyone adored him,' she said. 'He brought his daughter up in her early years which people admitted.

'He did like a drink and had some issues. But he would do anything for me and his dad.

'He lived in Withernsea with Peter who helped him as best as he could. He would get Robert to help out at the boat compound.'

Robert (pictured as a child) died after falling down the stairs in mysterious circumstances

Robert (pictured as a child) died after falling down the stairs in mysterious circumstances 

Tragedy struck first in 2015 when Robert, 40, (pictured) died after falling down the stairs in a mystery which continues to prey on the family to this day

Last year Peter, 37, drowned after jumping from a fishing boat before being quickly swept away

Tragedy struck first in 2015 when Robert, 40, (left) died after falling down the stairs in a mystery which continues to prey on the family to this day. Last year Peter, 37, (right) drowned after jumping from a fishing boat before being quickly swept away

Peter, a hugely popular figure in Withernsea who had been a lobster and crab fishermen for 16 years, died on July 5 last year.

While at sea off the coast of Tunstall, his Misty Blue fishing boat suffered mechanical trouble and was forced to hail for

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