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Baby Hunter McGleenon laid to rest in Co Armagh

Hunter McGleenon was laid to rest yesterday. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress

ELEVEN-month-old Hunter McGleenon was laid to rest in Co Armagh yesterday, almost a week after his death.

The child's family asked mourners at St Patrick’s Church, Keady to wear "colourful or casual clothing" in tribute to him.

Baby Hunter was declared dead at Craigavon Area Hospital after being taken from his home in Market Street on Tuesday of last week.

A day later, the family also suffered another loss with the death of Hunter’s great grandmother.

Funeral Mass for Ann McGleenon, the grandmother of Hunter's mother Nicole McGleenon, was celebrated at St Patrick’s Church on Saturday.

Before yesterday's funeral, councillor Darren McNally released a statement on behalf of Hunter's family.

"We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank everyone for their support, messages of condolence and prayers over this past number of days," he said.

Sharyar Ali (31), of Westenra Terrace, Co Monaghan, has denied baby Hunter's murder.

The Pakistani national appeared before Newry Magistrates' Court on Saturday where he faced a charge of murdering the child by blunt force.

He was remanded into custody and the case adjourned to December 18.

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