Funeral of shop owner killed in Thailand

The funeral of the owner of a sweet shop in Hebden Bridge who died in a road accident whilst on holiday in Thailand is taking place today. Bob Leedham was on a scooter with his wife, Gemma, when the accident happened on the island of Koh Samui.

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Funeral takes place of shop owner killed in Thailand crash

Dozens lined the streets in the town centre Credit: ITV Yorkshire
People clapped as the funeral cortege passed through Hebden Bridge Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Dozens of people lined the streets of Hebden Bridge this morning to pay their respects to a well-known shop owner who died after being in a moped crash in Thailand.

Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in the town with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui. His funeral is taking place at Halifax minister.

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Liverpool fan Bob Leedham

The funeral takes place today of a West Yorkshire shopkeeper who was killed in a moped accident in Thailand. Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui.

His funeral takes place at Halifax Minster. But beforehand his cortege will drive through the streets of Hebden Bridge so customers, fellow shopkeepers and friends can pay their respects. Mr Leedham was an avid Liverpool supporter and everyone is asked to wear something red.

Bob and Gemma Leedham's sweet shop in Hebden Bridge Credit: Calendar news
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