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GOODBYE, LITTLE ANGELS: Funeral of four children killed in Salford housefire takes place in Walkden

EMOTIONS were running high in Salford today as four coffins carrying the four siblings killed in the Walkden arson attack arrived at St Paul’s Church, in four horse-drawn carriages.

Hundreds of onlookers lined the streets of the north-west town to pay tribute to Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Lia Pearson as the cortege made it’s way to the church followed by a group of bagpipe players.

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hey died in the firebombing on her home on Jackson Street, Walkden, Manchester.

Their mother Michelle was unable to attend the funeral as she still recovering in hospital.

The family asked for any donations to be made to the Wythenshaw Burns Unit at Wythenshaw Hospital.

Michelle’s heartbroken mum Sandra Lever said on Thursday that due to “unforeseen medical circumstances” her daughter would not be able to go.

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A touching tribute from mum Michelle was read out to the congregation in St Paul’s Church, Walkden.

It read: “They were the twinkle in my eye, now they are angels in the sky.”

As tearful mourners sat in hushed grief in, the tribute added: “One day we will be reunited together forever.”

Tributes written on huge posters were also put up across the empty family home that was gutted in the blaze — with one reading: “Always in our minds”.

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Another reads: “Your lives were a Blessing, Your memories are a Treasure, You are loved beyond Words, And missed beyond Measure.”

Mourners walked through the rain today in a sombre procession after friends and family gathered at the abandoned home where the children tragically died.

Those taking part in the ceremony followed a dress code of black and pink for girls and black and blue for boys.

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