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Watch as Kevin Beattie’s funeral procession passes along Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 13:43 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 26 October 2018

Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie passing Portman Road  Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie passing Portman Road Picture: ARCHANT

The funeral of Ipswich Town legend, Kevin Beattie takes place today and the procession has passed by Portman Road.

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Suffolk County Council arranged for road works to be paused and car parks to be temporarily closed while the procession passed.

A spokesman said: “Suffolk Highways has contacted ITFC to offer support and to help minimise disruption whilst Kevin Beattie’s funeral procession takes place later today.

“We have spoken to utilities operating in the area to ensure they are aware of the procession and manage this appropriately. As a sign of respect, our teams on site will ‘down tools’ whilst the procession is in play.”

Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie passing Portman Road  Picture: ARCHANTIpswich Town legend Kevin Beattie passing Portman Road Picture: ARCHANT

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