Hundreds of mourners said goodbye to "the one and only Joey boy" at the funeral of a popular former boxing champion.

Friends and family of Joey Evans,22, who lived at the Swallow Park travellers' site in Hook Rise North, packed into Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Epsom, on Wednesday last week.

Roofer Joey national schoolboy boxing champion in 1996 was described as a popular, friendly man who dearly loved his three-year-old son Joey.

A glass hearse, pulled by four white horses, led a procession of more than 20 black limousines and trucks, from Tolworth to the church where over 1,200 mourners gathered. Dozens of wreathes were dedicated to the devoted Arsenal fan.

And the DJ Otis song Hey Baby, a favourite of Joey's, was played at the end of the service.

Joey died in an accident on the A3 near New Malden on Thursday, December 9, while driving a pick-up truck.

Two HGVs and a van were also involved. A 51-year-old HGV driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed to return to a police station in the new year.