Jersey stabbings: Funeral held for two victims

The funeral service at St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church
Image caption Mrs de la Haye and her daughter will be buried in Poland

A funeral for two of the six Polish people stabbed to death in St Helier in August has taken place.

The Mass for 34-year-old Marta de la Haye and her five-year-old daughter Julia has been held at St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church.

It started at 10:00 BST and about 200 people attended. The bodies are to be taken to Poland for burial.

A funeral Mass for the four other people who died at Victoria Crescent will be held on 29 September.

Jersey's Catholic Dean, Monsignor Nicholas France, and Father Jan Swiatek, Jersey's Polish Catholic Mission Priest, led the service.

Marek Garstka, who was 56, his daughter 30-year-old Izabela Rzeszowska and her children, five-year-old Kinga and two-year-old Kacper, died in the same incident.

They will be cremated at private services on 29 September and their ashes taken to a Mass at St Thomas' Church later that evening before being repatriated to Poland.

Thirty-year-old Damian Rzeszowski has been charged with six murders and is in custody.

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