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Hundreds at stab victim's funeral
Hundreds attended Mr Devlin's funeral
Hundreds attended Mr Devlin's funeral
The funeral has taken place of west Belfast father-of-six Gerard Devlin who was stabbed to death 10 days ago.

Mr Devlin, 39, was killed as he called to collect his children from Whitecliff Parade in the Ballymurphy area. Four people have been charged with murder.

Police are investigating a link between several petrol bombings in the area and the death of Mr Devlin.

A priest told mourners at Corpus Christi Church he realised people had rage in their hearts over the killing.

But Father Don O'Rawe said: "We are more than death, we are more than anything evil can throw at us."

Speaking during Requiem Mass, Father O'Rawe said Mr Devlin was a "likeable rogue" who always had a welcome for everyone.

At the weekend, some members of the Devlin family said they had been told by the police that they were under threat.

Mr Devlin was buried at Milltown cemetery in Belfast.




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