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The funeral of the Crossbow Cannibal's suspected victim

The funeral of the Crossbow Cannibal's suspected victim

2:31pm 10th August 2010
(Updated 7:12am 11th August 2010)

The funeral of one of the suspected victims of the crossbow cannibal has taken place in Bradford.

Suzanne Blamires' remains were discovered in the River Aire in May 2010; she's vanished from the city weeks before.

Stephen Griffiths, who dubbed himself the Crossbow Cannibal in court, has been charged with murdering Ms Blamires and two other sex workers from Bradford.

He's currently in custody and is due back in court in October 2010.

At today funeral Suzanne's mum, Nicky Blamires, read this poem:

We thought we understood heartache.

It has landed on our door before.

But the pain and loss at losing you, Suzanne, will live with us forever more.

We are not gathered in a gloom filled room.

There are no heads bowed low.

We are thinking about how much we love you, and how hard it is to let you go.

You have taken the journey we all must take.

But we take comfort as we know you are reunited with your much loved dad and it is time to let you go.

(PICTURED: Suzanne Blamires)


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