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Residents face road chaos as traveller funeral is held in Sutton
9:15am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are braced for traffic chaos this morning as a large funeral for a member of the travelling community is held in St Helens.
Thomas Mongan, 26, was found dead at his Sutton home on Sunday, December 23.
His funeral takes place today (Tuesday) at St Anne’s and Blessed Dominic Church, Sutton.
Travellers from around the country are expected to attend.
Already neighbours have complained that a large number of visitors to Sutton is causing road networks to be blocked.
Parents have also voiced concern that they have been told to bring children to primary schools earlier than expected because of the disruption.
A significant police presence is located in Sutton.
A police statement read: “Merseyside Police would like to inform the people of St Helens that there may be some traffic congestion due to a large funeral on Tuesday (January 15).
“The funeral procession will contain a large number of vehicles and people on foot and will be moving around the below route between about 10.30am and 1pm.
“Monastery Lane, Robins Lane, Station Road, Leonard Street, Hoghton Road, Cecil Street, Peckers Hill Road, Ellamsbridge Road, Marshalls Cross Road, Reginald Road, Helena Road, Telford Drive.
“The procession with then take the St Helens Linkway and onto the M62 Motorway.
“People are advised that journeys around that area may take longer than usual at this time and we would like to thank people in advance for the patience and understanding.”