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Boston Stump church funeral Facebook appeal for Manfred Jaeke

St Botolph's Parish Church in Boston, known as Boston Stump Image copyright Boston Stump (Facebook)
Image caption St Botolph's Parish Church in Boston is known as Boston Stump

A vicar has called on people to attend the funeral of a man who she fears could be buried without mourners.

Manfred Jaeke, 61, was found dead on Porcher Way in Boston in July. A man has been charged with his murder.

Rev Aly Buxton of the Parish of Boston said Mr Jaeke had no known next-of-kin and faced a "particularly sad" send-off.

The ceremony will take place at Boston Crematorium at 10:30 BST on Thursday 1 September.

Image copyright Boston Stump
Image caption Rev Alyson Buxton, team rector of the Parish of Boston, said flowers and wreaths had been donated and the appeal had been shared on Facebook 400 times

Boston Stump church, formally known as St Botolph's, posted on their Facebook page: "[Rev] Aly [Buxton] is taking the funeral of a 61-year-old man called Manfred who was unlawfully killed.

"He has no known next-of-kin and we believe no-one will be there.

"If this is as sad for you as it is for me please do feel free to attend or/and share this post. With love in Him."

Ann Wagstaff said on Facebook: "I've ordered him some flowers and I'll definitely be there, we all deserve someone, we all have self worth and are human beings, I'm sure he was a lovely man."

John Robert Baxter said: "Amongst these times of negative influences isn't it great to hear of kind hearted people. I am away so cannot go I am afraid... Will be thinking of Manfred and you all...."

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