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Funeral of Northampton man shot dead in Florida

The funeral of a man from Northampton who was killed while on holiday in Florida has taken place.

James Kouzaris, 24, was shot dead together with his friend James Cooper, 25, of Warwick, in the Newtown area of Sarasota in April.

More than 400 friends and family paid their respects to Mr Kouzaris at St Peter and Paul's Church in Moulton.

A 16-year-old boy, Shawn Tyson, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Mr Kouzaris and Mr Cooper, who met at Sheffield University, had been holidaying with Mr Cooper's parents 12 miles away on the island city of Longboat Key.

The families of both men have set up a foundation in their memory.

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