Former teammates, friends and fans have paid tribute to a charismatic player, with a smile hard to forget - at the funeral of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.
The 48-year-old died after being tasered by police in August, a death which is being investigated by the police watchdog the IPCC.
Today dozens paid tribute to the former Villa star at Telford Crematorium, before a private burial took place.
Chris Halpin reports.
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Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of former Birmingham City, Wigan and Hull boss Steve Bruce as their new manager.
He replaces Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked earlier this month following a poor start to Villa's season in the Championship.
Aston Villa have confirmed Steve Bruce as their new manager following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.Read the full story ›
Steve Bruce is "expecting a phone call" from Aston Villa this morning as he is set to take up the managerial hotseat at Villa Park.Read the full story ›