Almost £10,000 raised for funeral costs of missing North Walsham man Ian Tang, 20

About 500 mourners attended Ian Tang's funeral in North Walsham. Picture: Norfolk Police

About 500 mourners attended Ian Tang's funeral in North Walsham. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

Nearly £10,000 has been raised by friends and supporters for the funeral of Ian Tang, a North Walsham 20-year-old whose body was believed to be found in Swafield on Tuesday.

Mr Tang's cousin Reana Zagni has set up the Just Giving page, saying she was hoping to raise £4,500 to give 'Ian the send off he deserves.'

However the page's total is double the target having being active for only two days.

Ms Zagni wrote: 'Thank you everyone so much, you have all gone above and beyond to help Ian and we really do love you all.

'If there is anything left over once paying for Ian's send off then all left over money will be donated to a relevant charity, the family haven't decided which one yet but it will be something like bereaved family support, alcohol awareness or thermal drones to aid the police.'

Mr Tang went missing on Sunday morning having left the KA bar in North Walsham at around 2.30am.

A body was discovered in Swafield on Tuesday at 11.15am, as 250 local residents helped the police comb the surrounding area.

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The City College Norwich student was hoping to begin a veterinary career having studied animal management at Easton and Otley College, as well as previously attending North Walsham High School.

Ms Zagni added: 'Ian was an amazing son and brother who was always there for his family no matter, he looked out for his siblings and always had a very close relationship with them all. He was the perfect son, perfect brother.

'He was a wonderful grandson, nephew and cousin and I can't say anyone could say a bad thing about him.'

The current total on the Just Giving page is sitting at just over £9,900.

Mr Tang's father Robert Tang said on Facebook: 'My heart broken. We weren't prepared for you to go. You were too full of life to be taken away from us so soon, it's still hard to believe.

'We were blessed to see you grow up, but you are gone too soon.'

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

To donate to the funeral, visit the Just Giving page.

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