14 JULY 2016 • 10:37AM
Hundreds of people turned up to mourn a beloved goose who was 'murdered' by a gang of aggressive ducks in his old age.
The goose, who reportedly resided in Writtle, Essex for decades - with some believing the dubious rumour he lived to the age of 45 - was a much beloved resident.
He was well-known for photo bombing wedding photographs and chasing people around Writtle.
Godfrey the goose was killed last year by a gang of aggressive ducks - so the people of Writtle decided to erect a monument in his memory.
Bob Hibberd began fundraising for a life-size statue to be placed in the village pond last summer.
It was unveiled this week as hundreds of residents paid their respects to Godfrey.
Mr Hibberd managed to raise £500 for the sculpture.
The kind resident, whose partner Jean Cakebread has produced a book about Godfrey, said: "I think this will bring some closure to the villagers who were upset at Godfrey’s death.