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Doncaster crash: Funeral held for Bartosz Bortniczak

Funeral of Bartosz Bortniczak
Image caption Bartosz Bortniczak's funeral was held at St Peter in Chains Church

The funeral of one of the five teenagers killed in a road accident in Conisbrough has been held.

The service for Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, took place at St Peter in Chains Church on Chequer Road in Doncaster.

The funerals for Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, Megan Storey, 16, and Blake Cairns, 16, will be held later in the week.

The five died after the car they were in was involved in a collision on the A630 at about 21:40 GMT on 15 November.

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Image caption Clockwise from top left: Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin, Arpad Kore, Megan Storey, and Bartosz Bortniczak

Mr Bortniczak was a former student at Danum Academy, Doncaster, where the other four teenagers attended.

Hundreds of pupils joined together with teachers to pay their respects at the church.

Head teacher Rebecca Staples said: "It's very difficult to come to terms with just one child death but five child deaths is unbearable."

Mr Bortniczak, who trained with Doncaster Rovers' foundation academy, was described as a "cheeky, mischievous, thoroughly likeable young man".

A 21-year-old man from Doncaster has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail.

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