Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today arrived at the funeral of the Welsh Assembly member who was found hanged following his suspension over groping claims.
Carl Sargeant, 49, was found dead at his home in Connah's Quay, North Wales, on November 7, four days after being removed from his role as cabinet secretary for communities and children.
On Friday, friends, family and colleagues gathered at St Mark's Church in Connah's Quay for his funeral at midday.
Mr Corbyn was among the mourners, along with Ukip AM Neil Hamilton and Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (right) arrived at Carl Sargeant's funeral with his wife Laura Alvarez (left)
Mr Corbyn (left) arrived to pay his respects after Mr Sargeant (right) was found dead just four days after his suspension over groping claims
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones did not attend the service at the request of Mr Sargeant's family.
Mr Jones has faced calls to quit since Mr Sargeant's death, with claims he failed to tackle a bullying culture in his office in the lead-up to the scandal.
Announcing that he and his wife will stay away, he said: 'Lisa and I would have liked to attend the funeral on Friday to pay our respects to our friend.
'However, we of course respect the wishes of the family at this time, and would hope they can celebrate Carl's life in peace and without