THE funeral for murdered Chard woman Catherine Wells-Burr will be held TODAY (Friday, February 1) at St Mary's Church in Chard.

The service will be held from 12noon and it is expected that the church will be packed with family and friends wanting to say a final farewell to the much-loved university graduate who worked at Numatic International.

The body of Catherine, 23, was found in a burnt out car near Ashill close to the A358 last September. Three people have been charged in connection with her death and will stand trial at Bristol Crown Court in April.

Some shops in Chard will close today at the time of the funeral service as a mark of respect for Catherine.