Funeral of Drummer Lee Rigby

The eyes of the nation will be on Bury today as the funeral of Drummer Lee Rigby takes place in Bury Parish Church.  It will be a very difficult day for his family and friends and I am sure the people of Bury will turn out in force to show their support for them. It is a private military funeral and I am very conscious that along with the other civic leaders present we will be representing all those who would have liked to be in the church. I trust the day passes without incident.

I particularly want to thank all those who have been responsible for making the arrangements for the funeral.