Funeral held for Royal Marine in Rhyl

A Royal Marine from Rhyl who was killed in a gun battle in Afghanistan has been laid to rest at his funeral.

30 year old Lance Corporal Michael Taylor from 40 Commando was killed in a gun battle.

Mourners wore Everton Football shirts at the funeral in Rhyl on Friday afternoon.

Major Renny Bulmer from 40 Commando paid tribute.

He said:

"As a senior Marine he acted like a father figure for other members of the troop.

"He took that role in his stride, he understood the responsibility of that and made sure the younger guys were well led."