Police launch investigation after mourners at funeral in Northern Ireland ignore lockdown rules

CREDIT: Sam North @lordcarsonwest Twitter

Images have been posted online of mourners at a funeral procession in Northern Ireland blatantly ignoring advice to social distance.

The clip shows a procession before the burial of Francie McNally, a former Sinn Fein councillor.

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An investigation has been launched as crowds gathered. Superintendent Mike Baird said: “It is very disappointing to see some people blatantly ignored health advice and breached current legislation by attending the funeral.

“In doing so, they not only put themselves at risk but also put at risk close family members of the deceased and those officiating at the funeral.”

McNally, a former public representative and businessman, was buried at St Patrick’s Church, Ballinderry, Mid Ulster.



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