He was often away, and April and Jackie did not see him very muchat some point ,he started drinking a lot of alcohol and began to have suicidal thoughts.
When April was eight years old, he purposefully drove off the motorway with both Jackie and April in the car. Jackie was paralysed as a result, while April herself was not hurt. Huw went to prison for causing the crash. (Nightvisiting)
By court order, Huw was not allowed to contact April except by mail. (Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart)
In late October 2016, he was released from prison. (Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart) He called April on her Samsung mobile phone, while she was playing violin, (The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo) violating the court order. (Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart) She didn’t pick up. (The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo)
In November, he went to see April at Coal Hill Academy, and found her in a car outside with Ram Singh. She was angry with him, and, as a result of sharing her heart with Corakinus, produced Shadow Kin scimitars and attacked him, then suggested he run away. April later told Ram that, due to Corakinus‘ influence, she wanted to kill him.
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