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Thousands expected at funeral of former Scottish Borders policeman killed in Canada

John Davidson was a serving police officer in western Canada Credit: Abbotsford Police Department

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of the Canadian town of Abbotsford following the death of a police officer originally from the Scottish Borders.

53-year-old John Davidson was shot dead while trying to arrest a suspect last week.

His funeral will take place later today.

The father of three grew up in Newcastleton, and used to serve with the Northumbria force - with former colleagues describing him as 'the best of the best'.

A 65 year old man from Alberta has been charged with first-degree murder.