A funeral worker sparked outrage in the UK after he was filmed interrupting a crematorium service to enforce lockdown rules — stopping the dead man’s wife from being hugged by their two sons.
Brothers Craig and Paul Bicknell were seen pulling chairs up either side of their mom to comfort her at the start of the livestreamed service in Milton Keynes.
A staffer then rushed toward them, interrupting the service, and ordered them to “put the chairs back” to their initial socially distanced spots, telling them, “You can’t move the chairs, you were told.”
Craig, 43, said it “shocked everyone in the room” when they were already “absolutely heartbroken” saying goodbye to their dad, Alan Wright, who died of a heart attack.
“I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with 6, [but] I want to give my mum a cuddle at dad’s funeral and this p—k comes flying out aggressively in front of all shouting stop the service and makes us split,” he wrote on Facebook.
The Milton Keynes Council apologized for upsetting the family, admitting that the staffer “should have taken a more considered approach,” ITV said.
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