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Welling: Mourners attend Yemurai Kanyangarara's funeral

PUBLISHED: 16:20 15 September 2011

Yemurai Kanyangara with his mother

Yemurai Kanyangara with his mother

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More than 400 mourners attended the funeral of a teenager who was stabbed to death in July.

The head teacher of 16-year-old Yemurai Kanyangarara paid tribute to the youngster at the service in St Mary the Virgin Church, in Wickham Street, Welling, on Thursday.

Yemurai, who came to the UK from Zimbabwe when he was two years old, was stabbed in broad daylight in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling, on July 1, after being set upon by three youths.

The Reverend Paul Wood, who has known Yemurai’s family for three years and led the service said: “The service went well.

“There was a lot of emotion about which was understandable.

“A lot of people’s emotions were almost drained. It was just such a sad occasion.”

His coach at Welling United’s Under 16s team, Matt Horne, also spoke at the funeral about the promising footballer.

Two 15-year-old boys from Peckham and a 14-year-old boy from Camberwell have been charged with his murder and are due to stand trial in November.

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