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Bedford funeral held for shot firefighter Thomas Ossel

Thomas Ossel
Image caption Thomas Ossel was shot in the jaw

A family funeral is to be held later for a firefighter who was shot dead in his hotel room in Venezuela.

Thomas Ossel, 28, of Ashmead Road, Bedford, was killed at Playa el Aqua resort on Margarita Island on 18 July.

The London firefighter was on holiday with his brother Jack, 21, who was injured in the incident.

Venezuelan police said they believed gunmen were trying to rob the brothers in their hotel room and opened fire when they resisted.

The brothers had been on holiday in South America since 30 June and had been due to return home on 9 August.

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