Hundreds expected at teenager's funeral

2 September 2010, 05:00

The family of Luke Day say they've been overwhelmed by the messages of support since the 17 year old was killed in a car crash last month.

Almost two thousand people, some from Jamaica, have posted messages on a Facebook page set up in his memory.  So many people are expected at his funeral today at Harlington St Mary's Church that the service is being relayed on speakers outside.

Luke's grandfather, David Ward, said: "We've been blown away by how loved he was and how many people have been in touch to show their support - it's incredible."

He added: "Everyone is welcome at the service today and I know lots of his friends will be there as we've heard from his local sixth form college that they want to be there as well.  We're just asking people to be patient as it will probably get quite busy in the area, and we're asking people not to wear black as Luke wouldn't have wanted that."

Luke was killed when his Vauxhall Corsa left the Sundon Road and collided with a road sign and a tree.  The crash site is full of flowers and tributes from the many football and boxing clubs he was involved with.

There's also a tribute to Luke on the website YouTube