Brianna Ghey funeral: Mourners wear pink as transgender teen, 16, stabbed to death is laid to rest | The Sun

MOURNERS are wearing pink today as transgender teen Brianna Ghey is laid to rest after being stabbed to death.

The 16-year-old's funeral began at 2.45pm at St Elphin's Church in Warrington, Cheshire.

Brianna was tragically stabbed before being found on a footpath by a passerby on February 11.

Thousands of mourners previously gathered with candles in hand to honour the teen.

Vigils were held in her home town and stretched up and down the country.

And today more are turning out for the pink-themed service to pay tribute.


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The young girl's coffin arrived at the church in a glass carriage.

It was pulled by horses draped in pink cloth and pink feather headgear.

Brianna is being buried in a bright coloured coffin topped with pink roses and white lilies.

Pall bearers wore pink suits as they carried her into the church while Video Games by Lana Del Rey played.

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Brianna's heartbroken best friend Amelia paid tribute to her at the service.

Describing her as "light on earth" and someone who was "kind and caring" she said her heart is broken.

She said: "My heart is more than broken. I just can't believe this is real.

"She was light on earth. Kind and caring.

"She found a way to make people carry on when they didn't want to.

"I didn't expect to have to say goodbye so soon."

A letter from Birchwood High, where Brianna was a pupil, was also read out.

It said: "We will miss her determination and grit.

"Her wit and humour.

"Her insults and her putting us in our place.

"We learnt so much from her, and how to be our true self.

"She was a true one-off."

Mourners also lined the streets to pay their respects with some holding the transgender flag.

At an inquest earlier this month, it confirmed Brianna died of a fatal stab wound.

The hearing heard the young girl was found unresponsive as paramedics rushed to the scene.

Cops later charged a boy and a girl, both aged 15, with Brianna's murder.

The teens, who cannot be named because of their age, are excepted to stand trial in July.

Detective Chief Supt Mike Evans of Cheshire Police described the killing as a “targeted attack” on Brianna during a “busy day” at the park.

The force are now investigating whether the horrific attack was part of a transphobic hate crime.

In a recent tribute, the schoolgirl's family said Brianna was a "much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister".

The statement continued: "She was a larger-than-life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her.

"Brianna was beautiful, witty and hilarious.

"Brianna was strong, fearless and one of a kind.

"The loss of her young life has left a massive hole in our family, and we know that the teachers and her friends who were involved in her life will feel the same."

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Brianna was popular on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.

However, friends from her school said she was bullied by her fellow classmates.

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