Apology after coffin mix-up

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A crematorium has apologised after a funeral service took place with the wrong coffin.

The mistake happened at Loughborough Crematorium, Leicester-shire, last month. A member of staff noticed it was the wrong coffin after seeing the nameplate and informed the local funeral director. However, family and friends had already arrived and the service went ahead as planned.

A spokesman for Dignity Funerals Ltd, which runs the crematorium, said: "I must stress no cremation ever took place after the service.

"It is now for the funeral director and their client to decide how to proceed.