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Funeral of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha

Jacintha Saldanha will be buried in her home village in India Credit: ITV West

The funeral of the Bristol nurse found dead after a prank phone call to the Duchess of Cambridge is due to take place later this morning. Jacintha Saldanha's body has been flown to India for burial in her family's home village of Shirva in the south west of the country.

Body of Jacintha Saldhana arrives in India

The body of Jacintha Saldhana has arrived in India ahead of a funeral in her home village tomorrow. Her husband Benedict Barboza, son Junal, 16, and daughter Lisha, 14, are also there.

The nurse from Bristol was found hanged on December 7th, just days after she'd taken a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge. Police in India say as many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the funeral at the Our Lady of Health Church in Shirva, Karnataka.



Private memorial held for nurse

A private memorial service has been held at the King Edward VII's Hospital for the Bristol nurse who was found dead after being duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs.

Staff gathered at the London hospital to pay their respects to Jacintha Saldanha, a mother-of-two, who was found hanging in her nurses' quarters by a colleague and a security guard last Friday.

Memorial service to take place for nurse

A memorial takes place at St Teresa's Church in Filton at 6pm.

A service is due to take place in memory of the Bristol nurse who was caught out by a hoax call to the Royals.

Jacintha Saldanha died soon after she put through a prank call to the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated.

The memorial will be held at St Teresa's Church in Filton this evening (6pm) followed by another in London tomorrow (Saturday).

Jacintha Saldanha. Credit: family photograph
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