Mourners walk through Kettering for Corby Traveller’s final journey

More than 150 Travellers gathered in Kettering today (Monday) for the funeral of Joe Rooney.

The 47-year-old, known across Corby as ‘Gypsy Joe’, died in a crash between Stanion and Geddington last month.

Today mourners gathered outside Kettering’s St Edward’s Roman Catholic Church for his funeral, with heavy traffic in the London Road area.

Horses and carriages with Irish flags led mourners along Bowling Green Road and down Northampton Road on their journey to the crematorium, followed by a cortege of seven Rolls Royces.

Police were at the scene to manage traffic.

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Northamptonshire Telegraph