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In pictures: Meredith Kercher funeral

Meredith Kercher funeral

The funeral of murdered student Meredith Kercher was held at Croydon Parish Church in south London.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

Miss Kercher's coffin and limousines carrying her family were decorated with flowers and photographs of the student, who was found with her throat cut last month in Perugia, Italy.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

Among the tributes to Miss Kercher was her nickname "Mez" spelt out in flowers. Dozens of her university friends joined her family at the hour-long service.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

Miss Kercher's sister Stephanie (right) comforts a mourner after the funeral service, in which Stephanie read a poem composed for the occasion.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

The service aimed to bring some "light and life" into a "dark situation", said the vicar of Croydon, the Reverend Colin Boswell.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

Meredith Kercher's parents John and Arline (left) and her sister Stephanie (right) were among those who attended a private burial at a nearby cemetery following the service.

Meredith Kercher's funeral

Miss Kercher was in Italy, as part of her European studies degree course. Three people are in custody there, following her killing.

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