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Funeral for Kyle Neil takes place in Belfast

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Media captionHundreds of people from the local community turned out to show their support for the family

The funeral of Kyle Neil whose body was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast has taken place.

Mr Neil, 23, who was from north Belfast, died after being stabbed after a barbecue in Comber, County Down, last weekend.

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with his murder.

The Reverend Norman Hamilton, who knows the family, conducted the service. He said they had been left "numbed" by what had happened.

"I remember being told never to get used to funerals and I have to say I found this morning and all the circumstances around it intensely poignant and really quite difficult," he said.

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Image caption The body of 23-year-old Kyle Neil was found in the boot of a car in Belfast last Sunday

"I mean it's a privilege to be part of a family in these circumstances, but it's really hard for everybody, including the minister."

Hundreds of people from the local community turned out to show their support for the family.

Kyle who was a twin, was also a father to a three-year-old girl.

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