Officers said there was a heightened police presence in the High Street area of the town this afternoon to ensure the funeral took place safely.
However, a number of people who were not part of the main funeral group turned up at the event before being asked to leave by police.
A spokeperson for Derbyshire Police said: “Due to a large number of people potentially attending a funeral in the Killamarsh area today (Tuesday, March 9) - officers were in the area in order to ensure the event took place safely.
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“A number of roads were closed in the area in order to manage the incident.
“A small number of people who were not part of the funeral group – the numbers of which were in line with current national restrictions – did arrive but left after being asked to do so by officers.”