Mourners arrive for the funeral of Daniel Anjorin, the 14-year-old schoolboy killed in an east London sword attack that left four others injured

Daniel Anjorin’s funeral service at Jubilee Church in Ilford has finished.

The 14-year-old’s coffin was brought out of the church and placed in the funeral hearse surrounded by bouquets of flowers.

Floral tributes were also placed on top of Daniel’s coffin, one which included his picture in the middle.

Dozens of emotional mourners watched on from outside the church as the funeral hearse drove away.

The funeral was attended by more than 100 people.

Pastor Tope Koleoso, who led Daniel Anjorin’s funeral service, said it was ‘gentle’, ‘peaceful’ and a ‘celebration of Daniel’s life’.

He said: ‘The service today was befitting of Daniel in every way, because he was a gentle, spirited and just a peace loving boy.

‘So the service kind of captured that. It was a gentle moment. It was peaceful. And yet it was a celebration of Daniel’s life.’

Pastor Koleoso added that people ‘from all walks of life’ attended the service including people who had flown in from abroad, teachers and students from his school, members of the church and Daniel’s youth group.

He added: ‘It was great to have representatives from the school, teachers and students and just to hear how Daniel in school was brilliant and bright and responsive, obedient.

‘He loved football, and Arsenal, thanks to them for the tribute they gave the other day that was appropriate and good. And so that’s who he was, he was about to take his grade six piano and so on. And so he was a fun loving and peaceful child.’

Dozens of mourners have been arriving for the last few hours, with a number carrying bouquets of flowers for the 14-year-old, who died in a sword attack in east London.

Daniel died near his home as he walked to school in Hainault on April 30 in an attack which also left four people injured – including two police officers.

A Go Fund Me page set up in Daniel’s honour on behalf of Grace Anjorin has so far received more than £150,000. 

A message from ‘Mr and Mrs Anjorin and family’ posted on the page thanked the community for its emotional and financial support.

Funeral directors place floral tributes in the hearse at Jubilee Church in Ilford, east London, during the funeral service of Daniel Anjorin

Mourners gather at the funeral for schoolboy Daniel Anjorin died near his home in Hainult after a knife attack which also left four people injured

Mourners gather at the funeral for schoolboy Daniel Anjorin died near his home in Hainult after a knife attack which also left four people injured

Daniel with his mother, who is a science teacher. In a statement his family said: 'we have lost the most loved and amazing son.'

Daniel with his mother, who is a science teacher. In a statement his family said: ‘we have lost the most loved and amazing son.’

‘In the wake of our son Daniel’s tragic death we wish to thank you for your support which has been a source of comfort and strength to our family,’ they said.

‘We deeply appreciate your generous donation.’

The family continued: ‘Due to the trauma of Daniel’s death particularly on his siblings we have decided to use the donation provided towards establishing a new family home.

‘This home will not only provide a place of solace and gathering for our family but will also stand as a lasting tribute to Daniel’s legacy.’

In a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police, the family previously said: ‘We as a family are devastated by the loss of our beloved son Daniel.

‘It is difficult for us at this time to process what has happened to him and that he will never come home. Daniel had left the house for school and then he was gone.

‘Our children have lost their loving and precious brother, and we have lost the most loved and amazing son.’

Daniel was killed as he walked to school at around 7am – suffering a fatal head wound after allegedly being struck with a samurai sword-type weapon. He died of his injuries in hospital. 

Daniel, a school pupil at the £24,999-a-year Bancroft's School in nearby Woodford Green was attacked along with four others and tragically died

Daniel, a school pupil at the £24,999-a-year Bancroft’s School in nearby Woodford Green was attacked along with four others and tragically died

Jubillee Church in Ilford, east London where mourners are gathering for the funeral of Daniel who died on April 30

Jubillee Church in Ilford, east London where mourners are gathering for the funeral of Daniel who died on April 30

tributes tot he 14-year-old on the corner of Laing Close and New North Road where Daniel was attacked by a sword-wielding man while on his way to school

tributes tot he 14-year-old on the corner of Laing Close and New North Road where Daniel was attacked by a sword-wielding man while on his way to school

The private school pupil, whose mother is a science teacher, had been wearing his headphones when he was allegedly murdered. 

The funeral comes after a vigil was held for the schoolboy on May 5.  

Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their respects.

Many could be seen wiping away the tears as heartbroken loved ones joined in with a poignant chorus of Bill Withers’ 1972 hit Lean On Me.

Many sobbed during a peaceful moment’s of silence which ended with a ripple of applause.

People could be seen holding hands as they paid tribute to the youngster.

Hero father Henry De Los Rios Polania, 35, who shielded his wife and four-year-old daughter during the rampage, has also paid tribute to Daniel from his hospital bed.

The IT engineer was described by his sister, Jessica, 31, as a ‘hero’ for protecting his family from the assailant – earlier this month he took to social media to pay tribute to his ‘angel’ daughter while still in hospital.

In a second clip he showed a woman bending down to place a flower tribute and a tiger teddy at the memorial to Daniel on the residential street where he lived, with a note conveying his and his family’s ‘deepest sympathies’.

In a heartbreaking message, he said: ‘Daniel Anjorin, we are extremely sorry. You did not deserve such tragedy.

‘There are no words to convey how terrible this is. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Rest in peace Daniel.

‘Our hears are breaking for you. We will forever remember you, young King!’

Marcus Arduini Monzo, 36, a dual Spanish-Brazilian national living in Newham, east London, has been charged with Daniel’s murder, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was also charged with aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article.

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