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Hundreds gather for funeral of 'kind' Scots homeless man as locals raise thousands to give him send off

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Hundreds of people turned out to attend the funeral of a well-liked Scots homeless man in his local town square. Good Samaritans raised thousands of pounds to give George Murray a fitting send off in Northampton.George, 51, lived on the streets of the town for 15 years after moving south from Ayrshire.

He passed away on September 21 and well-wishers from the Northampton community clubbed together to raise over £6,000 to pay for the service.On Sunday morning, more than 400 people gathered to pay their respects to George at the open-air service in Market Square.

His cortege was led by a lone bagpiper, a touching tribute to George's Scottish roots, and the funeral featured readings, songs, poems and stories of his life.Those attending the service included some he had lived on the streets with George, charity workers who supported him, members of his family and local residents.

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