The vicar conducting the funeral service for church organist Alan Greaves has spoken of the day "darkness walked the streets of High Green". But the Reverend Canon Simon Bessant said it was still a safe area and that the attack on Mr Greaves was thankfully "out of the ordinary.
Speaking before the service, Rev Bessant described Mr Greaves as a "much loved friend who was hugely respected and very well known in the community."
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Ahmed Sayeed Adan was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he died on Tuesday 29 November.
The victim is believed to be a man in his 50's. He was found collapsed at a property on Ascot Parade on Tuesday 29 November.
The 60-year-old is reportedly facing an 18-month suspension and a fine relating to an illegal payment made to an unlicensed agent.