the cortege

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In the largest se­cu­rity op­er­a­tion ever mounted in Bri­tain, 20,000 ex­tra po­lice were brought into the cap­i­tal on the day of the fu­neral. Pc Stu­art Spinks was on duty in the crowd watch­ing the fu­neral cortege pass through the streets of Lon­don.

‘I’d been talk­ing to a cou­ple,’ he re­calls. ‘The man crossed him­self and, as he did, his wife looked at him and started to cry. That set ev­ery­body off in front of me.

You don’t re­alise how con­ta­gious that is. I don’t think I could count the num­ber of peo­ple who were ac­tu­ally just sob­bing…’

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