Hundreds flocked to West Herts Crematorium to say goodbye to an Abbots Langley school girl on Wednesday.

Emily Mott, of Magnolia Avenue, died on February 23 after a two-year battle with a rare form of bone cancer - Ewing’s Sarcoma. Her parents Jacqui and Robin were by her side.

Mourners dressed in purple, Emily’s favourite colour, for the service and Somewhere Over The Rainbow played as they entered the building. Many had to stand in the foyer as every seat in the crematorium was filled.

Speaking to the congregation, Emily’s uncle Vince said she was a "beautiful" girl.

He said: "Emily had it all. She was beautiful, talented, caring and loving and I can’t help but think what a special young woman she would have become."

The Parmiter’s School pupil was known for her selflessness - spending her time making jewellery to fundraise for the Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust.

Her friend Hannah also paid tribute at the service, describing Emily as the best friend anyone could wish for.

She added: "I lost not just my beautiful, thoughtful and special best friend, but she was also like a sister to me. She was taken away far too early.

"I love you more than anything Emily, there will always be a place for you in my heart."