Funeral held for Trowbridge stabbing victim
The funeral of Trowbridge stabbing victim Shaun Hulbert took place on Monday.
The 26-year-old died in hospital on August 25 after suffering complications during his recovery from the stabbing outside Manor House Flats in Trowbridge on July 24.
On Monday a horse drawn carriage took his body from his family home in Talbot Road to West Wiltshire Crematorium in Semington.
Mr Hulbert’s uncle Les Ford said: “It’s like a bit of closure, even though it will run on.
“Everything went like clockwork, it went very well. You couldn’t have asked for a better service and the horse and carriage was brilliant.
“A lot of people turned up to pay their respects, I wouldn’t like to say how many, but it was a lot.”
Two songs by Tracey Chapman, Fast Cars and Baby Can You Hold Me, were played as well as Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. Hymn The Lord Is My Shepherd will be sang, and the Lord’s prayer will be recited.The funeral service was followed by a wake at The John Bull pub in Trowbridge.
Mr Ford said: “The wake went very well, we all went down there and spent a few hours, swapping stories about what Shaun had done and hadn’t done.”
He added that the family was drained following the trauma of Mr Hulbert’s injury and death.
Shane Gulliver, 33, of Navigator Close, Hilperton, had been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the stabbing, but detectives and the Crown Prosecution Service are reviewing the charges in light of Mr Hulbert’s death.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “Detectives will be speaking to the Crown Prosecution Service to determine the appropriate next step.”