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PICTURES: Bikers from all over the country show support for family of popular Inverness businessman


By Louise Glen

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the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..
the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..

Dozens of motorbike owners from all over the country came out in force to mark the passing of an Inverness businessman.

John Birrell.
John Birrell.

Following the private funeral of John Birrell last Friday afternoon, bikers led a cortège through the city.

the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..
the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..

They rode behind Mr Birrell’s family from Culduthel Road to Kilvean Cemetery, where he was laid to rest.

Mr Birrell died aged 55 on August 17 after an altercation in the street with his neighbour.

the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..
the funeral of John Birrell.A funeral procession of bikes to follow him to Kilvean cemetery..

He is survived by his wife Yvonne and two children Jake and Georgia.

Dr Hamish Towler, a retired surgeon from Blackpark, Inverness, is charged with culpable homicide.

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