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Superhero funeral held for seven-year-old boy who died on building site

“His smile could light up a room.”

THE FAMILY OF Conley Thompson have celebrated his life with a superhero-themed funeral in Yorkshire.

stream_img Source: South Yorkshire Police

The seven-year-old failed to come home on Sunday 26 July after telling his mother he was going out to play with friends.

His body was discovered in a pipe on a nearby building site the following day.

Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral today.



According to the UK Independent, Reverend Trevor Keightley described Conley as a “loveable rogue” who loved climbing and music.


His grandmother described him “a lovely little lad”, adding: “His smile could light up a room.”

He would have turned eight years old yesterday.

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