THE FUNERAL of a man hit by a tram in Manchester took place on Friday.

Dave Ball, aged 48, of Whitefield, was hit by the Metrolink tram in High Street at about 6.15pm on January 11.

Police say they are continuing their investigations into his death.

Mr Ball worked as a porter at The Midland Hotel and tributes have poured in from his colleagues.

Mr Ball’s brother Kevin thanked them for their support.

“It is great that so many people have said such nice things about Dave and all his family are grateful for their messages,” he said.

Mr Ball’s funeral took place at All Saints Church in Church Lane, Whitefield, before he was buried at Blackley Crematorium.

His wake took place at the Midland Hotel.