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More funerals for Cumbria gunman victims

The funeral of a devoted mother shot dead by gunman Derrick Bird will take place today.

Susan Hughes, 57, was killed by the cabbie as she walked home with her shopping in Egremont during his rampage through west Cumbria.

She will be laid to rest this morning at a service at St Mary's and Michael's Church, Egremont.

Mrs Hughes was a mother of two who spent much of her time caring for her severely disabled daughter.

Another victim Kenneth Fishburn, 71, will be remembered by friends and family during a funeral service at Distington Crematorium this afternoon.

The retired Sellafield security worker and former soldier was shot near his home in Egremont.

Bird's youngest victim, Jamie Clark, 23, will be laid to rest tomorrow at a funeral in Luton.

Details will be released today about the funeral of Bird, who killed 12 people before turning the gun on himself.

It is expected to take place in Cumbria tomorrow afternoon.


From Belfast Telegraph