Friends and family say farewell to Robbie

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MOURNERS have gathered to say a final farewell to a popular teenager who was found hanged.

Family and friends of 16-year-old Robbie Hale have packed into the Wessex Vale Crematorium in Hedge End.

About 200 people are at the service which takes place at 4pm today.

As reported in The News, Robbie was discovered dead at his home in Corsair Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, on January 8.

Tributes to the keen footballer have been pouring in since his death, with hundreds of floral tributes left at St Mary's Church, in Alverstoke.