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Funerals for US shooting victims

Newtown has begun burying its dead, laying to rest two six-year-old boys, the first of the 20 children killed in last week's school massacre.

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Family tribute to British boy killed in Newtown massacre

The parents of Dylan Hockley, the British boy who was killed in the Newtown massacre, have released a poignant tribute to their six-year-old son.

In a statement released last night, they said they did not regret moving to the area from England:

Everyone who met Dylan fell in love with him. His beaming smile would light up any room and his laugh was the sweetest music.

He loved to cuddle, play tag every morning at the bus stop with our neighbours, bounce on the trampoline, play computer games, watch movies, the colour purple, seeing the moon and eating his favourite foods, especially chocolate.

He was learning to read and was so proud when he read us a new book every day. He adored his big brother Jake, his best friend and role model ...

We will always be a family of four, as though Dylan is no longer physically with us, he is forever in our hearts and minds.

We love you Mister D, our special gorgeous angel.

– dylan hockley family statement

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