THE family of Mark Webb said Susan Webb’s deceit intensified their grief and loss following his death.

They gave gasps of disbelief during the trial as they listened to her lies in the witness box during the trial.

A statement from his mother Dianna Atkinson and his sister Julie Twamley said; “Mark was just 40 years old when his life was brutally cut short by Cox.

“He was devoted to his five children and our family’s grief has been intensified by the fact that we never got say to goodbye properly, due to Susan Webb’s lies that Mark had caused his own injury.

“During the initial days of the investigation, we were very concerned for Susan and the children. We now feel very angry that not only did she play a part in this incident but she lied throughout the investigation in support of Brian Cox.

“We have been robbed of a son, dad, brother, uncle and granddad in the most violent and brutal way imaginable. This verdict means we are now able to mourn the loss of Mark, knowing that the man responsible for his death has now been held accountable along with those who tried to cover up the truth.

“We would like to thank everyone involved in the investigation including North Yorkshire Police investigators, our Family Liaison Officers, the witnesses who came forward to give evidence and the Crown Prosecution Service for helping to bring justice for Mark.

“Finally we would like to thank all our family, friends and Mark’s friends for their support during this traumatic period in our lives.”