The couple moved to Bassingbourn in the late Nineties.
Hitchin-born Ian, a software engineer, retired early citing ill health — he has Myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakeness — and had an income from an insurance policy.
She assumed that Stewart felt the same way, but the financial disparity in their relationship was causing huge tensions and, on Stewart’s part, deep-seated resentment.
But look a little closer at what went on and there’s more to it than that. 'The couple [Diane and Ian Stewart] moved to Bassingbourn in the late Nineties.
Hitchin-born Ian, a software engineer, retired early citing ill health — he has Myasthenia gravis, which causes muscle weakeness — and had an income from an insurance policy' (Ian Stewart pictured with Diane Stewart third from the left)Ian and Diane Stewart met at Salford University in 1985 when they were students.
‘We met in the canteen and I stole a chip off her plate,’ Stewart told the court.
‘That’s how we met.’They married the following year and had two children, Jamie, now 24, and Oliver, 21.
On the evening of June 25, 2010, the couple were expected as usual at the club, but failed to arrive. 'Diane Stewart (pictured) was 47 and in seeming perfect health.
She jogged, she did aerobics, she was one of those people who was full of life.
The picture Stewart, a pathological liar, presented in court when telling the story of his first marriage was a tragic tale: his wife had been prone to epilepsy and died from the condition.
Helen Bailey had supported him through his terrible grief.
Diane was outgoing and caring and liked by everyone.