They were described as the perfect family: Richard and Clair, married for 13 years and with two sons, Aaron aged one and Ben, nine. Only a few weeks ago they’d posed for a family portrait and smiling into the camera they appear the epitome of a happy suburban family. Friends said that they seemed to have no problems. They had bought their house, in a quiet cul-de-sac in Pudsey, near Leeds, last May and had no money worries. No one could begin to imagine the truly horrendous events that would befall them.