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Shot BBC producer's funeral held
Kate Peyton
Kate Peyton was killed while working in Somalia last month
The funeral for a BBC producer who was killed while working in Somalia has been held in England.

Foreign Affairs producer Kate Peyton, 39, who grew up near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, was shot in the back in the capital, Mogadishu, last month.

BBC presenter, George Alagiah, read a tribute at the service in St Edmundsbury cathedral on Saturday.

The BBC's director-general, Mark Thompson, also attended the funeral, along with many colleagues.

Mr Alagiah said: "It didn't take long for us reporters to respect this gentle woman who worked with us.

"In her quiet and unassuming way she began to influence the way we reported Africa to the world.

"It was our faces our voices that you heard and saw but Kate was there in those reports. We knew it then and we want you to know it now," he said.

Ms Peyton's brother Charles and sister Rebecca played an active part in the service.

Her mother Angela, of Beyton, has set up a charitable fund to educate African women in her memory.



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