Funeral for murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton

More than 500 people are expected to attend the funeral of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton, who was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia.

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Vicar pays tribute to murdered Neil Dalton before funeral

Reverend Anne Stratton, vicar of St Peter's Church in Belper has paid tribute to Neil Dalton Credit: ITV News Central

The vicar of St Peter's Church in Belper has paid tribute to murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton ahead of his funeral service today.

The 22-year-old was stabbed to death in Borneo earlier this year.

Reverend Anne Stratton talked about Neil's charity work, and said that funeral donations would be given to the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity close to his heart.

"Neil was a young man who has lived a very good life in the short years he has had.

"One of the things I've been really impressed with is the number of things he's been involved in. Charity work of all sorts.

"He just seems to have been a really nice, likeable, busy, active young man. "The eulogies just said he was good fun, he loved playing cricket, football - any sport you could think of.

"Raising money and caring for other people was just part of who he was."

– Reverend Anne Stratton, vicar of St Peter's Church in Belper

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Funeral for murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton

Neil Dalton Credit: Facebook

More than 500 people are expected to attend the funeral of murdered Derbyshire student Neil Dalton, who was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia, earlier this month.

Fellow Newcastle University student, Aidan Brunger, was also stabbed to death.

The 22-year-old will be remembered at a service at St Peter's Church in Belper.

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