THERE was standing room only available when mourners gathered together to pay an emotional final farewell to mum of two Leah Ingham on Friday morning.

A funeral service for Leah, aged 25 of Montgomery Road, was held at Pentrebychan Crematorium.

Members of her family and friends attended in large numbers.

Leah was found dead at home on February 8. She leaves a four-year-old son Callum and two-year-old daughter Megan.

One of the members of the congregation at the service for Leah was childhood friend Leanne George, of Plas Madoc, who said she had been dreading the funeral and many people attending had felt the same.

“I hadn’t wanted to go, but I did want to pay my respects to Leah and make the effort for her.

“There were a lot of tears, it was such a sad occasion for everyone,” said Leanne.

“The crematorium was totally packed. All of the seating was full and so there were people who had to stand up.

“The service highlighted just what a special person Leah was.

“It included poems which friends had written as a tribute to Leah and a former primary school teacher talked about her as a pupil. It was very moving.

“Leah will live on through her children, they meant absolutely everything to her and she was such a caring mother.”

Leanne has been heavily involved in organising a fundraising drive in aid of Leah’s children and said that she is going to be gathering up the collection buckets over the next few day.

She thanked everyone who had contributed to the fund, saying they had been very generous.

Brian Buckley, aged 41 of no fixed abode, has appeared at Mold Crown Court charged with murdering Leah Ingham. He has been remanded in custody to appear before the court on April 16.