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David Lee Collins' funeral held after Ayia Napa death

David Lee Collins funeral
Image caption A military funeral was held for David Lee Collins

A soldier stabbed to death in Cyprus has been buried with full military honours in Greater Manchester.

Fusilier David Lee Collins, 19, was stationed near Ayia Napa and was killed in a nightclub in the resort on 4 November.

It happened just before he was due to go to Afghanistan with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

His funeral took place with a full requiem mass at St John's Church in Chorlton.

His commanding officer Lt Col Mike Butterwick said: "The army was going to be his life.

"He was loyal, he was hard-working, he was diligent, he loved the army.

"He was a true fusilier."

Three teenagers from the UK face trial for his manslaughter next year.

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