Hundreds attend the Norwich Cathedral funeral of Framingham Earl High School pupil Maisie Baxter

Hundreds of mourners filled Norwich Cathedral this afternoon to pay a tearful farewell to teenager Maisie Baxter.

Throughout the service speakers talked of their confusion, grief and heartache following the 13-year-old's death last month.

Paying tribute to her daughter, mother Robyn Baxter said her family was 'devastated to have lost her'. She added: 'Let me tell you about my beautiful daughter Maisie. Stunning, so funny, strong minded, intelligent, individual, ambitious, talented, competitive, deeply caring, helpful, emphatic, vivacious, articulate, busy and occasionally, if I'm honest, a tiny bit stroppy.

'These are just a few words which came to mind while thinking about my beautiful daughter Maisie.'

Her close family decorated the singer's purple coffin with their gold handprints and mourners listened to the Beyonce song I Was Here as well as Ave Maria, the song teenager Maisie had sung at a Framingham Earl High School talent show.

Maisie, who lived at Trowse, on the outskirts of Norwich, was found dead in her bedroom at her home in Trowse on Saturday, February 18.

For a full report, see tomorrow's paper.

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