LARGE parts of Warrington were closed to traffic today while a traveller funeral passed through town.

The funeral of Tom Mongan took place in St Helens this morning and the cortege came through Warrington this afternoon before heading to Preston.

Mr Mongan worked in a factory unit off Manchester Road before his death. The cortege stopped for around half an hour while the group paid their respects.

Escorts from the police joined the group as the travelled from St Helens, via Burtonwood, Westbrook and Orford.