Mourners gather for funeral of Nottingham attack victim Barnaby Webber | The Sun

MOURNERS are today gathering for the funeral of Nottingham attack victim Barnaby Webber who was knifed to death alongside his pal.

The 19-year-old's heartbroken friends and family have started pouring into a church this morning as hundreds come together to say their final goodbyes.

Barnaby died on the street with fellow university students Grace O'Malley-Kumar when the horror sunrise attacks unfolded in the city.

Ian Coates, 65, was allegedly killed by the same knifeman just streets away.

In the days after the trio died, Barnaby's family slammed his "senseless murder".

Today mourners will spill out of Somerset's Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton, with the local council closing off nearby streets ahead of the service.

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TV screens will broadcast the funeral for those who can not fit inside the church.

His family had welcomed everyone in Taunton to come along and pay their respects.

Ahead of the service youngsters could be seen filing into the church, while flowers were placed nearby.

After the public funeral, Barnaby's loved ones will head to a private ceremony to say their final goodbyes.

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The teen's funeral comes just days after grandfather Ian was farewelled by his loved ones.

The football lover's funeral was held on Wednesday, seeing dozens gather to see him off.

Floral tributes read the words Gramps, Grandad, and Dad, and were all in white and red – the colours of Nottingham Forest.

One bouquet had a heartwrenching tribute attached from Grace's family.

They wrote: "For Ian and the Coates' family. Sending you all our thoughts and prayers.

"From the family of Grace O'Malley-Kumar."

The trio's cause of death was revealed last week.

The students, both 19, died after suffering stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Ian died from stab wounds to the chest alone, Nottingham Coroners' Court was told.

Senior coroner Mairin Casey told the hearing: "When any individual dies of unnatural causes, as has happened in this case, an inquest will always be opened.

"As the deaths of these three people occurred close in time on the same day and arising from a chain of events that is linked to one individual, it is right that these inquests should be opened at the same time."

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