HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay their respects to teenager Charlie Burgoyne this week, following the teenager's tragic death in a car crash last month.

A convoy of bikers rode with the a horse drawn carriage to the service at Christ Church on Quarry Bank High Street, followed by a private service at Stourbridge Crematorium.

Members of the public also lined the streets to pay their respects to the 17-year-old hairdresser.

Over 200 people packed into the church, with many standing outside listening to the service on loudspeakers.

Speaking after the service, Reverend David Hoskin, who led the ceremony, said: "We wanted Charlie’s funeral to be a thanksgiving for her life, from the beautiful sparkly coffin, the music, the many tributes.

"It all celebrated a life that clearly bought much fun and joy to others and a life that ended much too soon and many tears were shed."

The biker convoy was organised by family friend Kiah Passey.

Paying tribute to Charlie he said: "My highest condolences go to Charlie Burgoyne's family, especially Rich and Becky, Charlie's dad and mom. No parent should have to say goodbye to their baby. All my love and respect always."

He added: "Mine and Charlie's family have known each other for many years so when approached by Charlie's dad about getting some bikers together I was honoured to do so.

"I put a little something together on Facebook and the response was amazing. On behalf of myself and Charlie's family big love to all those that took their time to make what we did happen because there is no I in team. From what I'm hearing we did a fantastic job, something every one of you should be proud of."

Kiah also paid thanks to John Hill, the owner of The Widders Pub in Halesowen, for letting the bikers assemble at his pub and allowing Charlie's younger brother Conor to ride with him.

Kiah added: "I know that was a proud moment for Conor to lead the pack for his big sister."

Charlie died at the scene of the car crash on Tansey Green Road in Pensnett on May 23.

The inquest into the teen's death opened at Black Country Coroner's Court earlier this month.