Bikers Lead Funeral For Teenage Brothers Killed In Shiregreen

Bikers led the funeral cortege for the teenage brothers on Thursday  (Photo: PA Wire/PA Images)

Hundreds of motorcyclists have led the funeral cortege for two teenage brothers who died following an incident at a house in Sheffield.

As well as 300 motorbikes, two Lamborghini sports cars led the hearse into the grounds of Grenoside Crematorium on Thursday. The family said the boys, Tristan, 13, and Blake Barrass, 14, had a keen interest in bikes and cars. 

Police were called to a semi-detached house in the Shiregreen area in May. Detectives have given no indication about the nature of the incident, but have confirmed it was confined to one property and was not a shooting.

The boys’ mother, Sarah Barrass, will go on trial later this year charged with murdering her sons.


The boys died following an incident in a house in Shiregreen in May (Photo: PA Wire/PA Images)

Brandon Machin is also accused of murdering the boys.

Both suspects are in custody and neither was at the funeral service.

The bikes assembled for the service following an appeal for riders to come forward and support the family.

A hearse carried one large white coffin with the boys' names on each side  (Photo: PA Wire/PA Images)

They included lavish three-wheelers as well as scooters, with some revving their engines in respect as they followed the hearse, which carried one large white coffin with the boys’ names on each side.

Hundreds of mourners packed the chapel at the crematorium with many listening to the service outside in the sunshine.

Friends and family gave emotional tributes to the brothers.

Matthew Saunders said: “I hope they’re smiling in the sunshine. I hope they’re always together. I hope they’re full of love together.”

Tristan Barrass (Photo: Facebook )

Saunders said they were all “trying to make sense out of something that will never make sense”.

Danielle Baines told the mourners: “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these two boys. They were happy, funny, bright boys.

“More importantly, they were caring and polite.”

She said she would remember the “joy and happy times they brought to our lives”.

The coffins were brought into the chapel to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and the service – which was conducted by the crematorium’s vicar, Lisa Scott – also featured Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again and Happier, by Marshmello.

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Blake Barrass (Photo: Facebook )


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