Town falls silent for hero soldier

Colleagues, family and friends at the funeral of Fusilier Samuel Flint who was killed in a roadside bomb in Afganistan at St Chad's Church, Poulton-Le-Fylde. Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. See PA story FUNERAL Flint. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Colleagues, family and friends at the funeral of Fusilier Samuel Flint who was killed in a roadside bomb in Afganistan at St Chad's Church, Poulton-Le-Fylde. Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. See PA story FUNERAL Flint. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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Hundreds of people gathered in Poulton to pay their respects to a fallen soldier.

The service for Fusilier Sam Flint-Broughton, 21, who died in Afghanistan on April 30, was attended by family, friends and soldiers as the town centre came to a standstill.

Crowds of onlookers and veterans lined the streets as the cortege passed along Poulton’s packed streets before arriving at St Chad’s Church.

Fusilier Flint-Broughton, of Tithebarn Street, Poulton, was given a full military honours funeral after the armoured Mastiff vehicle he was travelling in was hit by an improvised explosive device.