UK | Public Lined up In The Streets For Sir David Amess’ Funeral

Public Lined up In the streets for David Amess’ funeral. #DavidAmess

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A funeral service took place at St Mary’s Church in Prittlewell followed by a procession through the streets of his Southend West constituency.

Sir David Amess’ constituents lined the streets of Southend as his coffin was carried in a horse-drawn hearse following his funeral.

The late MP’s casket, covered by a Union flag, was carried out of St Mary’s Church in Southend, Essex – three miles from where he was stabbed to death on October 15.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Southend’s Civic Centre to pay their respects as the hearse, led by four black horses, paused in front of it.

The father-of-five was stabbed to death while holding a constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea on 15 October.

Pall bearers from Southend Fire Service carried the coffin the short distance to the church as they were saluted by members of 3rd Chalkwell Sea Scouts and members of the public who lined the streets broke into spontaneous applause.

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