Boy dies in France

12-year-old Pierre Barnes,from Grantham, vanished after going for a bike ride on the island of Porquerolles. His body was found in water after a storm.

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Funeral of drowned Grantham boy

Pierre Barnes Credit: Press Association

The funeral was held today for a boy from Lincolnshire who drowned while on a family holiday on a French island. Pierre Barnes, from Grantham, vanished in a storm while cycling on Porquerolles. His body was found six days later.

The 12-year-old's mother is French and the service was held at the same church where he was baptised, in a village south of Paris.

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