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PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 10:05 02 July 2010

Funeral of Becky Thorpe in Stradsett Church

Funeral of Becky Thorpe in Stradsett Church

A Norfolk community turned out yesterday to say farewell to their family member and friend Becky Thorpe who died last month.

A Norfolk community turned out yesterday to say farewell to their family member and friend Becky Thorpe who died last month.

Around 130 people watched in the spring sunshine as Miss Thorpe was laid to rest in the grounds of St Mary's Church on the Stradsett Estate, near Swaffham.

It is more than a month since her body was discovered in a freezer at The Compasses Inn in Snettisham.

Among a family group who arrived to the packed church were her parents Peter and Jane and her brother Keith.

A small crowd also gathered on the grass outside the small country church to listen to the service loud speakers.

There was a sea of red among the mourners as team mates and friends from Denver Hockey Club wore their shirts in tribute to their 28-year-old squad mate.

Frances Rayner and Laura Shreeve from the club spoke about their friend to the packed congregation.

“Although we cannot see you anymore we know you are with us”, they said. “You are in the arms of the angels now mate. May you find comfort there.”

Curate of Stradsett Church, Father Charles Miller who conducted the church service before the burial in the church grave yard, told that congregation that Becky had been a great sportswoman.

t Miss Thorpe's partner, Michael Tucker, 49, has been charged with her murder.

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