Funeral to take place of Sunderland security worker killed in Iraq

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THE funeral of a Sunderland man killed while working in Iraq will take place today.

Phil Harris, from Red House, was killed in the crisis-hit city of Erbil in Northern Iraq, following a night out with friends last month.

The 37-year-old dad had worked in the security industry in the war-torn country for a number of years, although was not believed to have been employed in the sector at the time of his death.

It is understood Mr Harris’s death is not being treated as a terrorist-related incident.

One man has now been arrested over his death as police investigate what happened.

Mr Harris’s funeral will be held at St Andrew’s Church, in Roker, at 1.15pm today.