In an article reported in The Express, a bereaved son is devastated after his father's body goes missing right before the funeral. He finds out that the undertakers have a reason as to why the funeral could not proceed as planned.
Leigh Blanning from Bristol, UK, was left saddened after the death of his father in December 2022 but he never expected to be told that the funeral could not go on because the hearse had broken.
Blanning had hired a funeral services company in Bristol known as L J Guyan Funeral Directors.
When the undertakers from the company told him the bad news about the broken hearse, Blanning had to tell mourners to go directly to the wake.
Later, an investigation was launched into the incident and it was found that the hearse had not broken down. Instead, the body had been misplaced.
Blanning explained how he felt about it to the media,
"It was the most horrific experience I’ve ever had. Even now, a couple of months, on I don’t feel any justice has been done. I feel that I’ve let my dad down and it’s left me feeling so bitter and angry about it.
Blanning felt bad that no one could pay respects to his dad.
Eventually, he found out the truth about the incident.
Initially, the body had been taken to a different location to prepare for the funeral. However, the funeral staff failed to carry out the proper checks and the body remained behind in that location without being transported to the proper site. When the hearse arrived there was no body.
Instead, the undertakers lied and claimed that the hearse had broken down.
The investigation took two months to clear. In the end, the company apologized to Blanning and claimed that they would make every effort to keep such mistakes from happening again.