Grieving relatives of 7ft 2in tall Graham Mellor face a 70-mile round trip to pay their last respects – because his coffin is too long for North Staffordshire's crematoriums.Unusually in this day and age, the family aren't demanding compensation for the ‘hardship and insult’. Quite the opposite:
Graham's cousin Sharon Edwards, aged 47, of Beverley Drive, Bentilee, below, said: "I have never heard anything like this before. "I am completely taken aback and it hasn't quite sunk in yet.
"It will have to be a two-day funeral which makes things quite awkward. But it is nobody's fault. He is an exceptional case because of his height and the funeral directors have been great in trying to organise the ceremony."Refreshing, isn't it?