Gloucestershire

Hollie Gazzard's funeral takes place in Gloucester

Hollie Gazzard was fatally stabbed at a Gloucester hair salon in February
Image caption Hollie Gazzard was fatally stabbed at a Gloucester hair salon in February

The funeral of Hollie Gazzard, the hairdresser fatally stabbed in a city centre hair salon, has taken place.

Twenty-year-old Ms Gazzard was attacked at Fringe Benefits and La Bella Beauty in Southgate Street, Gloucester, in February.

About 700 people attended a memorial service at Gloucester Cathedral before the private cremation.

Asher Maslin, 22, of Benhall Gardens, Cheltenham, has been charged with Miss Gazzard's murder.

Image caption Flowers and tributes were laid at the funeral for Hollie Gazzard

A trial is likely to take place in October at Gloucester Crown Court.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is also investigating contact between Gloucestershire Police and Miss Gazzard before her death.

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