Travellers turned out in huge numbers to attend a funeral in defiance of social distancing measures designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Oooh, they are in trouble now! The fearless police officers who so bravely deal with those daring to sit on park benches while on their daily exercise will swing into action and...
Crowds began to gather at the cemetery in Thornaby, North Yorkshire, from around 9am and so many people came to pay respects that the ceremony planned for 1pm was delayed by 40 minutes, with police watching over the event from afar.*speechless*
This is not the first instance of mourners breaking lockdown rules to conduct funerals after travellers in Bedfordshire seized the body of a deceased friend and carried out their own ceremony in April.!!! How come this didn't make the news?!
The group reportedly threatened to burn down the morgue if the body of the deceased was not returned to them so they could bury him.Isn't the threat of arson a crime? Has anyone had their collar felt?
You know, it wouldn't surprise me if the police would stand and watch the flames 'from afar', too...
And on Tuesday another group packed into Oxbridge Cemetery in Stockton, with police also keeping an eye on the gathering.I give up.