IN PICTURES: Hundreds say farewell to tragic Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney

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HUNDREDS of people today said a sad farewell to Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney, who died on tragic Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

The 28-year-old from Killingworth was on his way to New Zealand to watch the Magpies in pre-season action with fellow ‘superfan’ John Alder, 63, from Gateshead, when the plane crashed.

SAD FAREWELL ... the coffin of flight MH17 victim Liam Sweeney, pictured below, arrives at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.
SAD FAREWELL ... the coffin of flight MH17 victim Liam Sweeney, pictured below, arrives at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

His funeral service was held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle to remember Liam.

 

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