Funeral held for teacher Ann Maguire

The funeral of a teacher stabbed to death in her own classroom has taken place. Spanish teacher Ann Maguire was attacked at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on April 28.

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Ann Maguire funeral cortège leaves church

The cortège for Ann Maguire's funeral has left the church in Leeds.

Ann Maguire funeral cortège leaves church

The coffin was carried out following the hour and 45 minute long service.

Mr Maguire and his family hugged some of the 300 mourners as they followed the pallbearers out of the building.

Ann Maguire funeral cortège leaves church

The congregation gathered outside as the cortege pulled out onto Harrogate Road on its way to a private burial.

Police officers bowed their heads as the hearse drove slowly out of the gates.

Mourners followed the hearse flanked on either side with flowers reading "Mummy" and "Sister".

Former pupils: Ann Maguire 'taught me to be who I am'

Two generations of the same family fondly remembered Spanish teacher Ann Maguire ahead of her funeral later today.

Mum Kathleen first met Mrs Maguire when she began Corpus Christi Catholic College at the age of 11.

Her 26-year-old son Michael told Good Morning Britain he became a teacher because of "Mrs Maguire's influence" and Kathleen's 19-year-old daughter Siobhan said the Spanish teacher gave her "self belief".

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Ann Maguire's funeral to be held

A Spanish teacher who was attacked in her own classroom will be laid to rest later today.

Ann Maguire
Tributes from former pupils poured in after Mrs Maguire was attacked. Credit: PA

Ann Maguire, 61, sustained multiple stab wounds at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on April 28.

Mrs Maguire had been teacher at the school for over 40 years and was due to retire in September.

Today's funeral mass will take place at the Catholic Church of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the Moortown area of north Leeds.