Family and friends of assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe gathered at a Tokyo temple on Tuesday for a private funeral, as mourners outside condemned the leader’s “despicable” murder. The AFP news agency reports that police have already admitted flaws in their guarding programme for the high-profile politician, who was approached from behind and shot in broad daylight. Abe was shot at close range on Friday while giving a campaign speech in the city of Nara, days ahead of upper house elections that saw his ruling party strengthen its hold on power.