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Gofundme appeal launched in memory of Manea teenager Kelso Lawrence

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A crowdfunding page launched in memory of a Manea teenager killed in a car crash on Christmas Bank Holiday Monday has raised almost £1,000 in less than 24 hours.

The Gofundme page set up by friends of Kelso Lawrence, 19, who died in a single vehicle crash on Byall Fen Drove, just a short distance from his home, aims to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society and also for his baby son Tommy's future.

Set up by Martin Toseland, Courtney Price and Jade Cooper, the page states: "This Gofundme was started to show support for Kelso and his close family.

Kelso Lawrence with his baby son Tommy. Photo: Family/Gofundme. (54000794)
Kelso Lawrence with his baby son Tommy. Photo: Family/Gofundme. (54000794)

"Kelso’s parents have requested that the donations go to an Alzheimer’s charity and toTommy’s future.

"Please donate what you can when you can."

The page was launched just 20 hours ago with a target of £2,500 and has already seen over £955 donated.

Kelso Lawrence. (53988965)
Kelso Lawrence. (53988965)

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash which took Kelso's life in the early hours of Monday morning.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to the single-vehicle collision involving a silver Peugeot 206 on Byall Fen Drove at just after 2am.

"They attended together with firefighters and paramedics, but the driver of the car, 19-year-old Kelso Lawrence who lived on the same road, died at the scene. Two other passengers in the car were uninjured."

Kelso’s family have paid tribute to him in a statement which reads: “Kelso will be sorely missed by all the family, his son and his many, many friends. We respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult time.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or believes they saw the car beforehand, is asked to contact police via their web chat service: https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw or call 101, quoting incident 28 of 27 December.

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