Chris Leatherbarrow, Rugby League referee from St. Helens, has passed away. He was 26 years old. Appropriate reports from Social Media have now been confirmed.
Chris refereed his last match at Mount Pleasant in the Bulldogs match against Hunslet on the last day of the season.
Gone too early my friend. Thinking of friends, family & especially ur princess Daisy. RIP Chris Leatherbarrow ur fun and smile will b missed
— Rob Hicks (@Rob_hicks81) November 2, 2015
He leaves behind a four year old daughter Daisy, and his partner Nicola. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.
Really sad news about Chris Leatherbarrow @chrisleatherbar Thoughts and prayers go out to his family at such a sad time.
— Keegan Hirst (@KeeganHirst) November 2, 2015
(Pic taken from Twitter)