Alex Robinson funeral: Service held for boy allegedly murdered by grandfather
Family and friends of a nine-year-old boy allegedly murdered by his grandfather have paid their respects to him at his funeral.
Alex Robinson died on 23 December after emergency services were called to a terraced house in Pennell Street, Lincoln.
In a tribute released through Lincolnshire Police, Alex's parents said he was very intelligent and funny.
Joanne Greene and John Robinson thanked people for their messages of support.
"Quite simply it's been a horrendous time since we lost Alex," the tribute said.
"No parent should ever have to lose a son and especially at such a young age. We love and miss him so very much.
"The fact that he's gone is still sinking in, it's surreal. Alex has a four-year-old sister and without her it would be a struggle to get up in the mornings, she really has kept us going."
Alex's 64-year-old grandfather, Stewart Greene, was charged with his murder on Christmas Eve.
Mr Greene, of Danes Court, Grimoldby, has since appeared at Lincoln Crown Court, where he will appear again for a plea and case management hearing on 24 April.
Alex was a pupil at St Peter at Gowts Church of England Primary School, and his funeral was held at St Peter at Gowts Church.
Some of Alex's favourite music, by Kasabian and Green Day, was played.
His parents asked people to wear bright colours, and to donate to Children With Cancer UK instead of giving flowers.
"It is a cause close to our hearts because Alex's best friend's brother has been fighting leukaemia," his parents said.