Hundreds of travellers mourn at lavish funeral of James Nolan, 29, whose family terrorised New Zealand | The Sun

HUNDREDS mourned the death of a notorious British traveller at a lavish funeral this week.

James Anthony Nolan, whose family terrorised New Zealand while on holiday in 2019, was found dead earlier this month aged 29.




His family and friends gathered to mark his passing at a memorial service in Teddington, south west London.

Horses led a silver carriage through the streets, followed by his loved ones, before leaving flowers at his grave.

The floral shrine included a huge packet of Marlboro cigarettes, a bottle of Corona Extra, and a can of Porn Star Martini from Marks and Spencer.

His relatives became known as "the unruly tourists" after they caused carnage while on an extended holiday in New Zealand three years ago.

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They allegedly refused to pay for meals, damaged their apartment and stole a journalist's phone.

Other family members were convicted of theft, while Nolan was accused of driving a car at a woman attempting to film him.

The traveller was also arrested for his part in an alleged roofing scam in the country.

His family's antics became so well-known among locals that a 10,000-strong petition was started demanding the government "deports the unruly tourists".

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The Mayor of Auckland also branded them "worse than pigs".

Tributes flooded in for Nolan – known as Jimmy – following his death.

No details on the circumstances surrounding it have been revealed.

His sister Lulu said: "My big lovely brother Jimmy Nolan, as much as we always had arguments, [you've] been there all my life.

"Best daddy to his big lovely children and best husband to my sister."

One pal said: "Very sad. Rest in peace Jimmy Nolan. Nice fella you were. Please keep his family in your prayers."

While another said: "Rest in peace Jimmy Nolan, hard to believe."

But the sentiment has not been shared among everyone following Nolan's death.

Some New Zealanders appeared to welcome the tragedy, with many claiming "good riddance".

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The country slapped Nolan and four others with 28-day deportation liability notices before they returned to the UK.

Once they were back in England, the family claimed they had a "holiday from hell" and were "tortured and condemned".



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