Concert In Memory Of Sophie Lancaster (from Lancashire Telegraph): "Police have said they believed Sophie and Robert may have been targeted because they were wearing gothic clothing. Ren Robinson, of Pilmuir Road, Blackburn organised the concert after a relative, who dressed like a goth, removed her piercings and changed her clothes when she heard about the attack. The 31-year-old computer engineer, who is the drummer for one of the main bands of the night, The Ambivalent Complex, said he wanted to raise awareness about her death. He said: 'A relative got so scared, and she is a full on goth, that she took out her piercings and changed her clothes. 'People seem to think with goths are obsessed with death and Marilyn Manson but they aren't.' Rebecca-Lianne Harvey, 18, of Slaidburn Drive, Accrington, who classes herself as a goth and knew Sophie on a casual basis, said: 'We are here because we want to help her family because they need a lot of support now.'"
Humanist service for 'murdered' Sophie
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By Helen Korn A HUMANIST service will be held for alleged murder victim Sophie Lancaster - three months after her death...
Now Sophie's mum Sylvia and dad John, from Bacup, have extended an invitation for all of her friends to attend the funeral at the Riverside Civic Centre on Monday, November 12.
Arrangements have been made by Frank Duffy from Whitworth Funeral Directors.
Sylivia said: "Amazing grace will be one of the songs because she liked that. I would ask that people bring a single flower as part of the service."