More than a thousand people paid their respects at the funeral of a hero dad who saved his daughter’s life during a horror crash in Wythenshawe.
Emotional tributes were paid to father-of-two Paul John, who pushed nine-year-old Angela to safety when the pair were hit by a car earlier this month. Tragically, the Manchester Airport worker died from his injuries in hospital two days later.
About 1,500 members of the community attended his funeral, which was held at St Anthony’s Church on Dunkery Road, Wythenshawe, on Tuesday.
Children from Angela’s school, St John Fisher and St Thomas More RC Primary, sang at the ceremony.
Paul, 47, who moved to the UK from India in 2001, was a devoted catholic and donated all of his organs to give the gift of life to others.
Sajan Chacko, president of the Manchester Knanaya Catholic Association and friend of the family, said:
Head teacher of St John Fisher and St Thomas More, Dominic Hemington, said: