Hundreds of mourners came together to remember murder victim Rhys Thompson.

Friends and family members, still reeling from Rhys' shock death in May, gathered to share prayers and memories at his funeral at Southern Cemetery on Friday.

The 29-year-old father was found dead on moorland in Rishworth, Calderdale on May 13, prompting a murder investigation.

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A post-mortem exam revealed he died of serious head injuries caused by a weapon.

Hundreds of mourners, many wearing white T-shirts adorned with pictures of Rhys, attended the grave-side service.

The large funeral procession included a white horse-drawn carriage carrying a gold coffin surrounded by flowers.

Reverend Daisy Bailey described Rhys' death as 'tragic and untimely'.

Pall-bearers at the funeral of Rhys Thompson

Addressing his mother, Rvd Bailey said: "It's never easy to lose a child in such a horrific and tragic situation."

She added: "I am moved by how many of you have come to show your love to Rhys and your family."

A tribute read on behalf of Rhys' sister, Giovanna Sade Thompson, described his smile as one which 'lit up the room'.

"Rhys and I had truly love-hate relationship, but I always knew no matter what, he always had my back," she said.

Giovanna said that Rhys' happy place had been Jamaica where he'd visited many times with his family.

Her moving tribute added: "Rhys and I had always talked about the future and I could never imagine it being like this."

In a final goodbye, friends and relatives covered his coffin in earth.

Rhys Thompson died in May

An inquest into Rhys' death was opened in Bradford on June 21.

Officers believe Rhys had been involved in a disturbance in Crumpsall just hours before his body was found.

So far, five men have been arrested though no-one has been charged.

The inquest was told that Rhys was a single man who worked as a courier driver.

His body had been found on a private track by a dog walker, the hearing was told.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and it was confirmed that Rhys had died.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: "Our beloved son, Rhys Thompson, was our everything.

"A sweet, funny, warm-hearted man, a fantastic brother, devoted father, loving boyfriend and respectful loyal friend.

"Rhys had the biggest heart and loved his family and friends dearly. He would always help when he could, he was a beautiful soul. We all miss him terribly; he did not deserve to be taken so soon.

"We are heartbroken; his loss will change our lives forever. We cannot imagine a future without him."