Hundreds pay their respects to Ben Pocock

Ben's coffin is carried into St John's Church

Ben’s coffin is carried into St John’s Church

Hundreds of people packed into St John’s Church in Keynsham this morning for the funeral of Ben Pocock, the 20-year-old Keynsham student who died in the Malaysian MH17 air crash in July.

The funeral was being followed by a private family cremation service.

Ben, who was a pupil at St John’s Primary School and Wellsway School, was studying International Business at Loughborough University and had been on his way to Perth in Australia for a six-month placement as part of his studies when the plane was shot down near the Russia/Ukraine border, claiming the lives of total of 298 people.