More than 500 guests attended the funeral of 30-year-old Ian Redmond, who was the victim of a shark attack while on his honeymoon three weeks ago.

The service took place in the same church that he and Gemma Redmond, 27, had been married earlier this month.

While on honeymoon in the Seychelles, Mr Redmond was mauled by a shark at Anse Lazio beach. Just two weeks before, a French tourist was also killed by a shark in the same area.

Mr Redmond was brought to shore and attended to by a French surgeon who was holidaying there. It is thought that he lost too much blood to survive as a result of the injuries he sustained.

At the funeral, tributes were given by his widow and parents, with readings from his cousin Claire Redman and friends David Snodgrass and William Spencer.

The procession was led into the church by a lone bag pipe player, followed by Mrs Redmond, her parents David and Coleta Houghton and Mr Redmond’s parents and brother Paul.

Messages of condolence were also sent by the hotel where the couple stayed and the British High Commission in the Seychelles. A ceremony of remembrance was held by the local community on Praslin Island.