An emotional farewell to Delia

The funeral of 85-year-old Delia Hughes is taking place today. She was found dead more than a month ago in her Southampton flat. Jamie Boult, 24, from Southampton has been charged with her murder.

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Funeral held for 85-year-old

Southampton Crematorium, where family and friends said goodbye to Delia Hughes Credit: ITV Meridian

The eulogy from Delia's daughter Beryl said: "Sadly we came to that awful, awful day when she was taken from us. Why her?" She said, in hindsight, she wished she hadn't persuaded her mum to move to Southampton.

She added: "But she wouldn't have had the closeness of her family round her, so I hope she will forgive me for that."

Flowers left for Delia Hughes at Southampton Crematorium Credit: ITV Meridian

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