Tragic Nellie Geraghty will be laid to rest on Wednesday – without the ashes of her beloved husband.
Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets as the funeral of the 79-year-old widow takes place.
Nellie died after being mugged in a Shaw alleyway on November 24. She was clutching the handle of her missing handbag which contained the ashes of her husband Frank.
Manchester Evening News