Thousands of mourners gather for funeral of Billy Livesley

The procession on the way to Billy's funeral
The procession on the way to Billy's funeral

A popular father-to-be was accompanied by motorbikes and quad bikes as he made his final journey today in a horse-drawn carriage.


The funeral of 21-year-old Billy Livesley, from Platt Bridge, who died on Saturday, December 29, took place this afternoon.

Billy's coffin is led to the church

Billy's coffin is led to the church

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He had been found seriously injured on Bickershaw Lane, Abram, the day before and his death led to a murder investigation.

Hundreds of motorbikes and quad bikes led the procession, with riders gathering on a car park at Iceland in Platt Bridge at 11.45am.

The funeral procession on the way to church

The funeral procession on the way to church

A service was held at 1pm at St Nathaniel’s Parish Church, on Church Road.

Mourners were asked to wear royal blue in memory of Billy, such as a blue tie or a blue flower.

The service was followed by interment at Westwood Cemetery in Ince.

There was a request for family flowers only, but if anyone wishes to make a donation, the money will be given to Billy's unborn child.

Billy Livesley

Billy Livesley

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