In pictures: Family and well-wishers say emotional goodbye to brave South Shields baby Carter Cookson

Family, friends and well-wishers have bid an emotional final farewell to brave baby Carter Cookson.

By Ross Robertson
Thursday, 31st January 2019, 1:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 2:33 pm
Carter Cookson
Carter Cookson
Carter Cookson's dad, Chris.
Emotional messages were left by those remembering Carter
Carter's family, their friends, and others attending had been asked to wear a splash of blue
"I will love you forever"
Hundreds turned out for Carter's funeral
"Sleep tight, angel"
"Our beautiful nephew"
"You're changing the world, just like your big brother"
All shades of blue were worn proudly in memory of Carter
Floral tributes to Carter
Blue bears were among the floral tributes
Carter's family asked for have asked for donations in Carters memory to be made to the The Sick Childrens Trust.
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy"
The procession arriving at St Michael's
Carter's family have been overwhelmed by support
The funeral took place at St Michaels & Angels Church, Westoe
The procession outside the church
"Fly high with your big brother"