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.
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Ms Leadsom has received the backing of Ian Duncan Smith, the former work and pensions secretary.
"This was mindless vandalism at its very worst, which has wrecked a much-loved community facility."
Three people have been taken to hospital after a taxi collided with pedestrians and a lamppost this afternoon.