'Abusive' lorry driver interrupts Sheffield funeral profession

A haulage company has promised to investigate claims one of their lorry drivers interrupted and abused a funeral procession in Sheffield on Friday.

Sunday, 9th October 2016, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:59 pm
A photograph of the incident has gone on Facebook

A member of the public wrote on the Facebook page of North Lincolnshire firm Scangrit that at about 2pm on Friday, one of their lorries had 'driven at speed' into the middle of their father's funeral procession as it went down Wadsley Lane.

She said: "He then blasted his horn, waved his arms and swore at the hearse and funeral procession.

"The hearse driver had to pull over and allow him to pass in order to allow the procession to continue. Your driver was still cursing and waving his fists at them.

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"We were stunned and disgusted by your driver's attitude and behaviour."

A spokesman for Scangrit replied that an investigation into the incident would now take place.

The company said on its Facebook page: "Very sorry to see this, it does seem to be totally disrespectful and dangerous, we will be investigating this first thing on Monday morning."