Hundreds at rugby attack victim's funeral

2013-04-12 12:01
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Durban - Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of a former Royal Marine who was beaten to death at a rugby match in Durban, The Mercury newspaper reported on Friday.

Louise Scott, the fiancée of Brett Williams, said "we could hardly find space" for all the funeral-goers in Somerset, England, on Thursday afternoon. Williams was dressed in his military uniform with his medals, and the Union Jack covered his coffin.

Williams was beaten to death following a Super XV match between the Sharks and the Melbourne Rebels at Kings Park Stadium on 23 March.

Four men have been charged with murder in connection with his death, while a fifth faces an assault charge.

Brothers Blayne and Kyle Shepard, Andries van der Merwe and Dustin van Wyk were banned earlier this week from Kings Park stadium until the completion of their trial.

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