Funeral Of Florida Shooting Victim To Take Place

The funeral of a former Sheffield University student who was shot dead in Florida will take place later.

24 year old James Kouzaris, from Northampton, was shot dead along with his friend, 25 year old James Cooper, in the Newton Area of Sarasota in April.

The service for Mr Kouzaris will be held at St Peter and Paul's church in Moulton. Many friends and family are expected to attend.

Mr Kouzaris and Mr Cooper, met at Sheffield University. They had been holidaying with Mr Cooper's parents 12 miles away on the island city of Longboat Key when they were killed.

16 year old Shawn Tyson has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.