Funeral of Teacher Killed In Coach Crash

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It was his last school trip before retirement.

The accident scene
The coach after the accident in France in which Mr Rippington died The coach after the accident in France in which Mr Rippington died

Twenty of the 49 people on the coach were injured when it crashed near Rheims, including Mr Rippington's wife and daughter. The driver of the Mansfield-based coach firm has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Tributes to Mr Rippington
The scene outside Alvechuch School Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of people are expected to be at Mr Rippington's funeral. He was a popular teacher at Alvechurch School, Worcestershire.

One of the many memorial messages
A pupil's tribute to his teacher. Credit: ITV Central