Rupert Hamer: Funeral farewell from friends and family

Friends and family said goodbye to Sunday Mirror journalist Rupert Hamer at a private funeral in London yesterday, the Daily Mirror reports.

Those reading tributes included journalists Sam Greenhill, Sean Rayment and Piers Hopkirk. A memorial service is expected to be held some time in the next few months.

Hamer was killed in an explosion whilst embedded with US marines in Afghanistan on 9 January. Photographer, Phil Coburn, was seriously injured in the blast and is still in hospital.

The February edition of Press Gazette magazine (not available online) will include a five-page special report on war reporting in the wake of the death of Rupert Hamer.

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