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Mourners gather to say goodbye to Rosie Darbyshire

Posted on - 8th March, 2019 - 3:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, People, Preston News, Ribbleton
Rosie Darbyshire was found dead from a 'brutal' assault Pic: Lancashire Police
Rosie Darbyshire was found dead from a ‘brutal’ assault Pic: Lancashire Police

Friends and family gathered in Moor Nook to say goodbye to popular Rosie Darbyshire this afternoon.

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Red roses adorned Rosie’s coffin which was carried by a white horse drawn carriage from the home she grew up in in Village Drive.

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Mourners walked behind the coffin to lay flowers at the spot where Rosie died

Dozens of mourners walked behind the coffin from the family home to the floral tributes which have been laid at the junction with Pope Lane since Rosie was found dead on February 7.

Many were carrying roses and dressed in brightly coloured clothing in tribute to the colourful mum-of-one.

Read more: Sky filled with balloons and lanterns to remember Rosie Darbyshire

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Rosie, 27, was found dead in the early hours of Thursday February 7. Her boyfriend Benjamin Topping was later charged with her murder.

Following her death, Rosie’s family paid tribute to “our crazy, wig-wearing, talented, goofy Rosie” saying: “We are utterly heartbroken and devastated.”

Rosie’s coffin was covered with red roses and drawn by white horses

Following the procession in Village Drive, friends and family went on to a private service at Preston Crematorium, and for a celebration of her life.

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