Funeral of Stevenage murder victim featured on Channel 4 traveller show

Thomas Ward's coffin leaves the church

Thomas Ward's coffin leaves the church - Credit: Archant

The funeral of a man who was murdered at a caravan site was shown on Channel 4 last night (Tuesday).

Thomas Ward was fatally shot five days after the birth of his daughter Lilly

Thomas Ward was fatally shot five days after the birth of his daughter Lilly - Credit: Archant

Clips of mourners paying tribute to Thomas Ward, who was shot dead in Dyes Lane, Stevenage, in April, were aired on My Big Fat Gypsy Christening at 9pm.

Friends and family comfort Thomas Ward's widow as his coffin is loaded into the hearse

Friends and family comfort Thomas Ward's widow as his coffin is loaded into the hearse - Credit: Archant

The programme – a spin off of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding – documented travelling communities’ attitudes to birth and death, focusing on Thomas, who was killed five days after the birth of his first child Lilly.

Hundreds of family and friends turned out for the 21-year-old’s funeral, which was held in Hatfield in June.

The episode is being repeated tonight on 4seven at 9pm and is available to view on 4OD for the next month.

• Investigations into the murder continue and follow an appeal on BBC’s Crimestoppers in May.

Police revealed they are looking for Thomas’ second cousin John Boy Ward, 32, and his wife Joleen, 21, in connection with Thomas’ death. The couple’s last known address was Clarkson Court in Hatfield.