Hundreds pay tribute to dead Goose

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Hundreds pay tribute to dead Goose

Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a Goose who was murdered by ducks.

Godfrey the goose was believed to have lived in Writtle, Essex for 45 years of his life, and was a much loved resident.

Godfrey's reputation was best attributed to his frequent photo-bombing of wedding photos in the local area.

Tragically, Godfrey was murdered by a group of previously owned Indian runner ducks that are believed to have been dumped by a lake.

To commemorate the beloved goose, villager Bob Hibberd campaigned to raise money for a life-size statue of Godfrey to be placed at the lake.

Bob told The Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Because he was so old, over 30, people grew up with him from being in pushchairs all the way through to adulthood, and he was a real character."

Bob's wife, Jean, has written a book about Godfrey and says that the statue will "will bring some closure to the villagers who were upset at Godfrey's death".

Over £500 was raised for the statue that was created by Amanda Reid and weighed 30kg.