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.
He leaves behind a four year old daughter Daisy, and his partner Nicola. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.
(Pic taken from Twitter)