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Funeral held in Ilford for student killed in car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:13 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:49 08 July 2015

Funeral of Hassan Sheikh, 21, at Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford.

Funeral of Hassan Sheikh, 21, at Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford.

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Family and friends from across the country mourned the loss of an “affectionate” son at his funeral today.

Hassan Sheikh. Picture: Iqra SheikhHassan Sheikh. Picture: Iqra Sheikh

Mourners paid their last respects to Hassan Sheikh, 21, of Bengal Road, Ilford, at the Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford, after he died last week following a car crash.

People filled the street as the casket arrived at the mosque this afternoon.

Women sobbed as the hearse pulled up and rain started to fall after the casket was taken inside – as prayers were being recited.

Outside the mosque, a family friend from Luton said: “They’re a good family, everyone knows them. His mum is a very nice person.

Funeral of Hassan Sheikh, 21, at Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford.Funeral of Hassan Sheikh, 21, at Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford.

“The word spread over social media and everyone has come down to pay their respects.”

Hassan is being buried at Waltham Forest Muslim Trust Cemetery, Folly Lane, Walthamstow.

Read the full story and interview with Hassan’s devastated mum in tomorrow’s Recorder.


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