Mourners gather for teen funeral

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Liverpool mosque to bid farewell to a Somalian teenager killed in a park last week. In an emotional service community leaders once again urged calm and restraint in the wake of Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim’s murder. The 17-year-old was battered to death in Sefton Park in March. Huge crowds turned out from Liverpool’s L8 Toxteth and Granby areas to pay their respects to the student. Many Somalians used the occasion to complete their Friday prayers and mourn the death of one of their own. After the service mourners went to Everton cemetery where Ahmed was buried in a Muslim ritual with family and friends using shovels to place the coffin underground.

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