Hundreds line the streets for funeral of stabbed schoolboy Olly Stephens

The family of an autistic schoolboy stabbed to death in a park in broad daylight have described him at his funeral service as “a loving, caring, funny soul who would stick up for the underdog”. Stuart Stephens, father of 13-year-old Oliver Lucas Stephens, said his son “touched so many lives without either us or himself knowing it”, during a service at Reading Crematorium on Friday. The teenager, known to friends as Olly, was fatally attacked at Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, Reading, on January 3. Interview: Matt Rodda MP, Reading East (Labour)