Dozens attend Brighton funeral of homeless 18-year-old Callum King
A homeless teenager from Brighton was cremated yesterday (Monday 22 May) in a funeral at the town’s Downs Crematorium.
Callum King, 18, died after falling from Eastbourne Pier at about noon on Friday 5 May. He was pulled from the water by paramedics but died at the scene.
He had been evicted from a hostel in Brighton, in Percival Terrace, and was reported to have been suffering from mental health problems.
Callum was a member of the Emergency and Temporary Housing Residents’ Action Group (ETHRAG) which set up an online crowdfunding campaign to raise £2,000 for his funeral.
So far £1,850 has been raised on the Just Giving crowdfunding website with ETHRAG founder Daniel Harris keen to reach the £2,000 target in the coming fortnight.
An inquest into Callum’s death was opened and adjourned on Thursday 11 May. A provisional date for his inquest to resume was set for Thursday 21 September at Eastbourne Town Hall.
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