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Hundreds attend funeral of Robert Sebbage
FAMILY and friends paid their final respects to murdered teenager Robert Sebbage this afternoon.
Hundreds of mourners arrived at St Mary’s Church in Goat Lane, Basingstoke for the 18-year-old’s funeral.
The teenager was killed while on holiday with friends on the Greek island of Zante, on July 13.
His blue coffin – in recognition of his love of Reading Football Club - was carried into the church by his family and friends, including his two brothers Steven and Martin.
Reverend Trevor Woodget, who took the service, told the 400-strong congregation: “Robert will never be forgotten and he leaves a deep sense of loss behind in our hearts. For many of you, the last few weeks have been the most traumatic of your life.”
Robert, a former Hurst Community College pupil, battled with a rare bowel condition all his life.
He was on holiday with eight friends in Zante when he was stabbed to death following an argument with two taxi drivers.
To read more about the farewell to Robert, read Monday’s Gazette.