Mourners are being sought by a Boston reverend to attend the funeral of a suspected murder victim.
The funeral of the 61-year-old known as Manfred Jaedke, is set to take place on Thursday, September 1, at Boston Crematorium.
However, Mr Jaedke, of Porcher Way, Boston, has no known next-of-kin and following a fear no-one would be there to pay their respects Rev Aly Buxton, of the Parish of Boston, put out a plea on social media for people to attend.
She told The Standard: “It struck me as really sad because every human being is unique, we all have a beginning, middle and end and all our lives are precious,
“I found it sad so I thought I would get a congregation together.”
Since putting out the appeal, yesterday (Monday) evening, it has had almost 280 shares on Facebook and Rev Buxton says the response has been ‘wonderful’.
“It just shows that however many bad stories are out there good prevails and good stories prevail.”
Following the service, there will then be refreshments available at the Boston Stump.
Local business Tinas Tributes have kindly donated flowers for Manfred’s funeral.
A number of people have already paid tribute to the 61-year-old on the church’s Facebook.
Sadie James wrote: “He was such a lovely man I was one of the lucky ones that knew him he was so polite rip xx”
Elliemae Freya Royston wrote: “Aw how awful I may show my face for him he shouldn’t be alone R.I.P manfred ❤️ xx”
Jayne Thompson said: “Manfred was such a lovely gentle man, so sad. RIP Manfred x”
Last Monday (August 15), Vidmantas Svedarauskas, 66, of Porcher Way, Boston, who is accused of the murder of Manfred appeared before Lincoln Crown Court, where he was remanded in custody until November 25.