Honiton house fire funerals

The funeral is taking place for the brother and sister killed in a house fire in Honiton earlier this month. The funeral of 18-year-old Andy Gunn took place last week.

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Full report: Funeral of children killed in house fire takes place

Family, friends and members of the emergency services gathered today for the funeral of a young brother and sister killed in a house fire in Honiton.

Rosie Ben-ellick who was seventeen, and her three year old brother Harvey died in hospital after the fire on the fifth of April. Rosie's boyfriend Andy Gunn also died. Five other people in the house were rescued. Richard Lawrence reports.

Funeral for brother and sister

The funeral is taking place for the brother and sister who died in a house fire in Honiton earlier this month.

17-year-old Rose Benellick and her 3-year-old brother Harvey died, alongside her 18-year-old boyfriend Andy Gunn. His funeral was held on Friday.

Funeral of 17-year-old Rosie Benellick and her 3-year-old brother Harvey. Credit: ITV West Country

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Funeral of young brother and sister killed in house fire

Funeral of young brother and sister killed in house fire Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The funeral will take place today of a young brother and sister killed in a house fire in Honiton. Rosie Benellick who was seventeen, and her three year old brother Harvey died in hospital after the fire on the fifth of April.

Rosie's boyfriend Andy Gunn also was also killed. Five other people in the house were rescued in time.

Tribute to Honiton house fire victim Andy Gunn

The funeral for Andy Gunn, the 18 year old who died in a fire in Honiton along with two other young people, is being held this afternoon in Bishopsteignton, the village in which he lived and worked.

His employer at the Cockhaven Manor Hotel, Roy Extance has paid tribute to him :

The word enthusiasm summed him up because whatever he did, he did it with passion.

He looked after customers, he trained the younger staff. He always had time for everybody but he wasn't a shrinking violet.

– Roy Extance, Andy Gunn's former employer

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Funeral for teenage fire victim

Andy Gunn died along with two others in a house fire Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The funeral's taking place today of an 18 year old man who was killed in a house fire in Honiton. Andy Gunn died in hospital along with a 17 year old girl and a three year old boy after the blaze on April 5th . Five other people in the house survived.

Full report: community supports fire victims' families

Volunteers running an appeal to support the families of three young people who died in a house fire in Honiton, say they've been overwhelmed by people's generosity.

Today a court order was made preventing the identification of the seventeen year old girl and three year old boy who were victims. Eighteen year old Andy Gunn also died in the fire which broke out last Friday morning. An inquest was opened and adjourned today. Bob Cruwys reports.

Volunteers overwhelmed by people's generosity

Volunteers running an appeal to support the families of three young people who died in a house fire in Honiton say they've been overwhelmed by people's generosity.

Hundreds of items of furniture, household appliances, toys and clothes have been donated at collection points all over the West Country.

They'll be given to the family or sold to raise funds to support them and their chosen charities.

Vikki Sparks is one of the volunteers:

Full report: Family pays tribute to victims of house fire

Two teenagers and a child who died in a house fire in Devon have today been officially named. 17 year old Rosie Bennellick, her three year old brother Harvey and her boyfriend, Andy Gunn who was 18, died from their injuries after a fire swept through their home in Honiton last Friday.

Their family paid tribute to them today, and said a void had been left in their lives. Jane Solomons reports.

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