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Media escorted from Shemar Weekes funeral

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Media escorted from Shemar Weekes funeral

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MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA were escorted from St Patrick’s Anglican Church today by officers of the Royal Barbados Police Force where they were covering the funeral service of Shemar Weekes.

Members of the media were asked to vacate the church. The team from Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation left, and members of the print media were subsequently escorted outside.

Nation photographer Nigel Browne spoke with the Police. They were advised to remain outside the church as they would be trespassing if it was against the wishes of the family and those in charge of the church.

It is not clear if the request was made by the family.

Weekes, a former student of Coleridge and Parry, was found hanging at his Fryers Well, Checker Hall, St Lucy home on May 14. An autopsy was conducted and the report has been turned over to the Coroner. (CA)