Thousands of mourners gather for funeral of Billy Livesley

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.

The procession on the way to Billy's funeral

The procession on the way to Billy's funeral

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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.

Billy's coffin is led to the church

Billy's coffin is led to the 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.

The funeral procession on the way to church

The funeral procession on the way to church

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Billy Livesley

Billy Livesley