Norfolk

Funeral held for Pulham Market crash victim Billy Hines

Motocross bikes escorting Billy Hines' coffin
Image caption His family said Billy was "a funny, loving, caring, hard-working boy"

Friends on motocross bikes escorted the coffin of a 16-year-old who died with two other teenagers in a car crash.

Billy Hines was killed with his friends Kyle Warren, 17, and Dominic O'Neill, 18, when their car crashed into trees and caught fire near Pulham Market in Norfolk.

The student's coffin was carried on a lorry owned by Kyle's father.

An inquest heard how the teenagers died of multiple injuries after their Ford Ka ploughed into trees on 5 April.

Hundreds gathered for the funeral at St Mary's Church in Wortham in Suffolk, near Billy's home at Magpie Green.

Mourners were asked to wear "hints of orange" - his favourite colour.

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Image caption Billy Hines (left), Kyle Warren (middle) and Dominic O'Neill (right) were killed after their car crashed into trees
Image caption Billy enjoyed shooting, motorbikes and cars
Image caption Crowds gathered to hear the funeral, which was relayed on loudspeakers outside the church

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In a tribute released after Billy's death, his family said he was "a funny, loving, caring, hard-working boy" who brought "so much joy to everyone he met" and enjoyed shooting, motorbikes and cars.

More than £6,000 was raised online for Billy's funeral - and for that of Dominic O'Neill, which will be held at Pulham Market church on 2 May.

Kyle Warren's funeral was held on Tuesday at St John the Baptist Church in Harleston.

The trio died at the scene after their car crashed on Tivetshall Road late at night as they travelled towards Pulham Market.

Hundreds of people gathered at a nearby airfield two days later to remember them and release Chinese lanterns.

The inquest has been adjourned until July.

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