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Gloucester 'machete attack' victim Zac Evans' funeral held

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Image caption Mr Evans died in January outside The Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley

Hundreds of people have gathered for the funeral of a 19-year-old killed in a machete-style attack last month.

Zac Evans died and two other men were injured on 24 January outside The Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley, Gloucester.

A motorcycle hearse carried Mr Evans' coffin to the city's cathedral, where around 300 people - including friends and family - wore items of blue clothing in his memory.

A 44-year-old man has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

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Image caption Zac Evans' coffin arrived at Gloucester Cathedral in a motorcycle hearse
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Image caption Mourners were asked to wear items of blue clothing in his memory

The Reverend Bruce Clifford said the funeral would be a "great occasion".

He said: "It's going to be a tremendous day because I know that all the support of the family, over the last four weeks, will reach a climax.

"In the midst of this sorrow and tragedy, the family are finding a way to express joy, and in expressing joy rekindle the life of Zac.

"He had such a zest for life."

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