Hundreds pay their respects at the funeral of Sgt Gareth Thursby

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their last respects to an inspirational Army sergeant who was known to his men as "Dad".

The funeral of Gareth Thursby in the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire was delayed until today so his comrades could return from Afghanistan to be there.

Sgt Thursby died just days before his 30th birthday. He and Private Tom Wroe were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman in a so-called "green on blue" attack.

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Funeral of Sgt Gareth Thursby

The funeral will take place of Sgt Gareth Thursby in his home town of Skipton. He was was killed, along with colleague private Thomas Wroe of Holmfirth, by a rogue Afghan policeman.