Police warn of traffic disruption through Northampton town centre as large funeral cortege heads from Weston Favell to Towcester Road

Drivers advised to find alternative routes

Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 3:33 pm
Police are warning motorists of delays through Northampton town centre as a funeral cortege passes through on Wednesday afternoon
Police are warning motorists of delays through Northampton town centre as a funeral cortege passes through on Wednesday afternoon

Police in Northampton are warning a large funeral procession is likely to disrupt traffic through the town on Wednesday afternoon (June 8).

Up to 80 vehicles are expected to follow a horse-drawn hearse from Weston Favell towards Towcester Road cemetery and motorists are being urged to find alternative routes through the town.

Officers issued a statement at around 12.15pm saying the cortege was expected to be leaving the Weston Favell area “very shortly.”

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “The cortege route will be via Wellingborough Road, Abington Park Crescent past Abington Park, Billing Road past Northampton General Hospital, Cheyne Walk, Victoria Promenade and on to Towcester Road.

“Thank you in advance for your support and patience. It is very much appreciated.”

Police issued an update at just after 3pm to say all affected roads were back to normal.