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Funeral for missing teenager found in Burnley park

16 year old Declan Edwards vanished in Burnley a fortnight ago

The funeral is taking place today of a teenager whose body was found in a Burnley park.

Police are not treating the death of 16 year old Declan Edwards as suspicious.

A major search was mounted when he vanished a fortnight ago.

Declan's family have thanked the public for their support since his death.

A statement from the family of Declan Edwards:

“On behalf of Declan, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your effort and support during this very difficult time. Your donations have been overwhelming and have helped us in ways you cannot imagine."

“As for the funeral arrangements on Saturday we would like to invite all family, friends and the loving public of Burnley and the surrounding areas to celebrate Declan's life."

“The horse and cart is to set off from the family home (106 Waddington Avenue, Burnley) at 9.30am for the funeral service to start at 10am at St. Catherine's Church, Todmorden Road."

"The route from the house to the church is to go via Harry Potts Way for anyone who would like to pay their respects."

"The burial is to take place at Burnley Cemetery at 11am before heading back to the 1882 lounge at Burnley Football Club at 12.15-5pm for further celebrations for Declan."

"Please can all donations be given to the funeral providers, Alderson & Horan, to then be passed on to the Street League foundation in Declan's honour."

“Thank you for your continued support and overwhelming generosity.”

From: Mandy Edwards, Christopher Edwards, Jessica Watson and the rest of Declan's family.