A distraught mother has branded the crew for Sky comedy Brassic a ‘disgrace’ after they dug up the land just a few feet away from her son’s grave.
Tracy Goldie-Auxilly’s beloved son Gareth had been laid to rest for two weeks at Whitworth Cemetery in Rossendale, before Brassic’s crew came to create the fake grave for filming purposes.
Despite the show being given permission to film there by Rossendale Council, the mum-of-three said the incident completely ‘devastated’ her entire family.
Addressing the horrific incident on LancsLive, Tracy began: ‘It’s a disgrace, you’re filming graveyards, a place where you lay people to rest.
‘At the end of the day it’s not a playground, the crew could have used a farmer’s field with some props, Brassic isn’t a serious topic they could have filmed somewhere else.’
‘I want the council to go away delve into their conscience, what they have done has devastated my family,’ she added.
Rossendale Council has since apologised to the family, after they gave permission for the film crew to attend the graveyard on October 14 and October 15.
A council spokesperson told the website: ‘The council would like to apologise for the upset this incident this has caused the family at this very difficult time.’
A spokesperson for Sky has also apologised to Tracy and her family for ‘any distress’ they caused when they were filming.
‘We’re very sorry for any distress we caused when filming scenes on location at Rossendale,’ they said in a statement.
‘While our production team had received permission to film scenes on location, we understand the impact this had on the family member and we would like to offer them our deepest sympathy and condolences.
‘The production company were granted permission to do the filming several weeks ago.’
The Sky One comedy, which stars Michelle Keegan resumed filming last month, although it was reportedly put on hold briefly after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus.
At the end of series two, we saw Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) and Erin (Michelle) finally admitting their feelings for each other.
In the final episode, Vinnie and the gang decided to try to steal a wedding (an actual wedding).
And as Vinnie was taken away by the police for all the crimes he had been committing, he decided to tell Erin how he truly feels.
Brassic is available to watch via Sky catch up and Now TV.
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