Two sacked after cremating wrong body

Co-Operative Funeralcare has admitted cremating the wrong body at a service held in Gateshead last month.

It meant that a second family had to attend a service without their relative's body at all after the company made the mistake at Birtley Crematorium.

The Co-Op says that it has sacked two members of staff, after finding that they had breached procedures.


Wrong body cremated

Two people have been sacked after the wrong body was cremated at a crematorium in Birtley.