Sheldon lost his life in November.

Sheldon Farnell: Touching photographs as family and friends say goodbye to 'perfect' little boy

He was the cheeky four-year-old who brought love into the life of everyone he met.

And yesterday, the city said goodbye to Sheldon Farnell, who died in hospital in November. Hundreds of mourners shared their grief in a beautiful service at St Michael and All Angels' Church, Houghton. Rest in peace, Sheldon.

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to Sheldon.

1. Never forgotten

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to Sheldon.
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Motorbikes, lorries, tractors and cars lined the streets to give Sheldon the send-off he deserved.

2. Some of his favourite things

Motorbikes, lorries, tractors and cars lined the streets to give Sheldon the send-off he deserved.
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Sheldon's family and friends wore personalised T-shirts to say goodbye.

3. 'Devastated'

Sheldon's family and friends wore personalised T-shirts to say goodbye.
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Hundreds of people attended Sheldon's funeral.

4. Time to say goodbye

Hundreds of people attended Sheldon's funeral.
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