MOURNERS paid their respects at the funeral of murdered David Guy, whose mutilated torso was found on Southsea beach.
Trinity Methodist Church in Albert Road, Southsea, was yesterday packed with relatives and friends for what was described by the Rev Janice Morgan who led the service as a ‘traditional Christian service’.
Three traditional hymns were sung at the 50-minute service – including The King of Love My Shepherd Is, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Abide With Me.
The Elderly Brothers performed Cliff Richard’s Travelling Light and Harry Nilsson’s Everybody’s Talkin’.
And friends of tragic David, 30, performed John Harle’s Painted Life.
As well as the poignant service, there was also a private committal at Portchester Crematorium.
Mr Guy’s funeral was held exactly two months after his dismembered torso was found in a black bin bag on Southsea beach, near The Pyramids by a group of foreign students.
Police search teams found the lower half of his body on the rocks at low tide in front of Castle Field, Southsea, at about 8am three days later on July 6 – the morning after David Hilder was arrested on suspicion of his murder.
Hilder, from Richmond Road, Southsea, was later charged with killing Mr Guy – also known as Nic Nac – and remanded in custody.
Yesterday tributes to Mr Guy were left on a Facebook page called R.I.P. David Guy.
Louise Butler posted: ‘Sleep well mate my thoughts are with your family as you are laid to rest I hope they get the peace and justice they deserve very soon xxx RIP xxx’
Kerry Mummy Baldwin wrote yesterday: ‘Today is the day you get laid to rest.
‘I hope you get what your deserve today hun and for everyone to give you an amazing day.
‘You are truly missed by a lot of people. Sleep tight sweetie lots of love me and Lilly-Grace x’
John Toner yesterday posted: ‘Hope today brings peace as you get laid to rest sorry can’t be there thoughts go out to family today RIP David may now you sleep tight and rest peacefully......’
Murder accused David Hilder, 46, is due to reappear at Winchester Crown Court in October.