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Funeral held for murder victim

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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Hundreds gathered yeterday to say goodbye to a hairdresser who was stabbed to death while working at a salon.

Mourners almost filled Gloucester Cathedral to pay their respects to 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard.

Miss Gazzard died on February 18 after being stabbed at the Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty salon in Gloucester city centre.

Around 700 family and friends came together to celebrate Miss Gazzard's life, and at her family's request mourners – both young and old – wore bright colours, with many in pink.

Miss Gazzard's white coffin was carried into the church by friends as the Bruno Mars song Just The Way You Are was played.

Her parents, Nick, 49, and Mandy, 46, and elder sister Chloe, 23, walked into the cathedral behind.

During the service, led by the Very Rev Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, mourners sang All Things Bright and Beautiful, Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace and I Danced In The Morning.

Miss Gazzard's grandfather, David Jenkins, read a tribute to his granddaughter in which he drew upon her love of Harry Potter, which was filmed in the cathedral.

Canon Neil Heavisides gave the address and the Rev Katy Morgan led prayers.

Asher Maslin, 22, of Benhall Gardens, Cheltenham, has been charged with murder.

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