Roberts Buncis death: Dad 'eternally grateful' for Justgiving donations

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Roberts Buncis (right) with his fatherImage source, Family photo
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Roberts Buncis, pictured with his father, died two days before his 13th birthday

A father whose 12-year-old son was found dead at the weekend has said he is "eternally grateful" after £20,000 was raised for his family.

Roberts Buncis's body was discovered on Saturday - two days before his 13th birthday - on land in the Fishtoft area of Boston, Lincolnshire.

A fundraising page set up to pay for his funeral has smashed its original target of £500.

His father, Edgars, said he "cannot thank the community enough".

The people behind the Justgiving page said donations had come from the local area and beyond.

"Individuals and businesses have all come together during these tragic times to help provide Roberts the send-off he truly deserves," they said.

Of those, a 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder and is next due to appear in court on 11 January.

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