Police called after 'prolonged disturbance' at funeral service at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium

Police had to be called after an uninvited guest caused a scene during a ceremony at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 12:46 pm
Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium.

The incident on Thursday lunchtime led to a delay to other services due to take place that afternoon.

Police confirmed they were called to the scene to deal with a "nuisance" incident caused by someone attending the funeral who had not been invited, but said no arrests were made.

A spokesperson for Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium, which is in Powderhouse Lane, said: “On Thursday 16 September several mourners were involved in a prolonged disturbance whilst a funeral service was taking place.

"It became apparent that the police would be required to intervene, and they were called by one of our colleagues.

"Upon arrival the police established control of the situation and the funeral continued. Unfortunately this did cause a short delay to other services taking place that afternoon.

"Whilst disputes can sometimes happen at any emotional family occasion, this type of incident is thankfully very rare at a funeral.”