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Chaos as Bob Crow's horse drawn hearse passes

Flowers outside a funeral directors in Woodford Green in Essex, for Bob Crow Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Union leader Bob Crow rode off into the sunset amid chaotic scenes at an East London crematorium.

His horse-drawn hearse was mobbed and halted at the gates by trade unionists. Earlier they applauded as another cortège arrived - only to be told it was the wrong one.

Crow's procession included cars carrying flowers in the shape of footballs and the RMT logo.

Horses with blue and white plumes - Millwall colours - pulled Bob Crow's hearse Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Hundreds of people lined Aldersbrook Road at the entrance to the City of London Crematorium in East London. A sea of banners gave the impression of a union rally.

Islington Labour MP Jeremy Corby said Crow would have been "tickled pink" by the turnout.

Bob Crow's hearse, pulled by horses Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire