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Family raises cash to bring body home from Philippines

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The family of a Lincoln man shot dead in the Philippines have raised £8,000 to bring his body back to the UK.

James Bolton, 50, was killed during a robbery at his Angeles City home in July but his family was unable to pay the money needed to repatriate him.

Following a Facebook campaign asking for donations, they have enough to pay the bill, daughter Jessica Bolton said.

She said it was a "great relief" to know that her father's body would be coming back to the UK.

Mr Bolton and his partner were among nine victims shot dead, allegedly by the same gunman.

Computer technician Mark Dizon, 28, is accused of killing nine people in three different robberies in Angeles City.

Mr Bolton's family's Facebook campaign was called "Bring our Dad Home".

He will be buried in Northamptonshire where two of his children live.

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