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Last Updated: Saturday October 10 2009 13:15 GMT

Funeral of boy in air gun tragedy

Rhys Johnson

Hundreds of people gathered for the funeral of a 10-year-old boy who died in what police described as "a tragic accident" with an airgun.

Rhys Johnson is believed to have been playing with friends in a lane behind his home in Llansamlet, south Wales, when he was shot on 27 September.

He was taken to hospital in Swansea, but later died from his injuries.

Family and friends wore something pink for the service at St Samlets Church as it was Rhys' favourite colour.

Rhys has been described as "a quiet but popular and likeable young man" by head teacher Darren Casker, who said he would be sadly missed.