Funeral for a ‘princess’

MOURNERS turned out in their hundreds for the funeral of tragic young Dearne student Shannon Deakin.

Her parents, Sue and Bryan, clung to each other for support as they headed a long procession that snaked its way to Hoyland Parish Church, then on to the cemetery.

They, and many of the 400 plus family, friends, students and colleagues behind them, wore tops emblazoned with Shannon’s favourite pop group JLS as they followed their ‘princess’

(See this week’s South Yorkshire Times for full report and pictures)