Funeral for coach Antoin Akpom

The funeral for Antoin Akpom, who was stabbed to death, will be held at St Peter's Church in Leicester today. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.

Grieving mother applauded after musical tribute

The mother of stab death victim Antoin Akpom has paid tribute to her son in song as friends and family gathered for his funeral.

Cheryl Armatrading sang a version of Peggy Seeger's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, to hearty applause from the other mourners in the church.

Football coach Mr Akpom, aged 20, died last month after being stabbed in an attack in Kent Street, Leicester.

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Mourners gather to say farewell to tragic Antoin

Mourners have gathered at a Leicester church to say their final farewells to football coach Antoin Akpom, who was killed in an attack in the city last month.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral, at St Peter's Church in Highfields.

Family and friends say farewell to football coach Antoin Akpom
Family and friends say farewell to football coach Antoin Akpom Credit: ITV News Central
Mourners file into the church
Mourners file into the church Credit: ITV News Central
Hundreds are expected at the church
Hundreds are expected at the church Credit: ITV News Central

Funeral for football coach Antoin Akpom today

The funeral service for a Leicester football coach who was stabbed to death will be held today.

Antoin Akpom, who was 20, died after being stabbed on Kent Street in the city last month.

Antoin Akpom died after being stabbed in Leicester
Antoin Akpom died after being stabbed in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which will be held at St Peter's Church in Highfields, Leicester, from 9.30am.

Two men have been charged with his murder.

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