Funeral of canal fall boy arranged

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The funeral of a schoolboy who died a week ago after he fell from a bridge into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley will take place on Friday.

Robbie Williamson died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital last Tuesday night. He had been trying to cross the canal in Lowerhouse Lane across a pipe bridge when he lost his balance and fell, before slipping into the water.

His funeral will be held at All Saints with St John the Baptist Church, Habergham, at 11am followed by burial at Burnley Cemetery. His family are collecting donations towards a lasting memorial to Robbie, who was a pupil at Shuttleworth College, Padiham.




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