Thousands expected for Steve Prescott’s funeral

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Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of St Helens as the funeral goes ahead today of rugby league icon Steve Prescott.

The ex-Saints ace died last Saturday aged 39 after a seven-year battle with a rare form of stomach cancer.

He raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity after being diagnosed by undertaking a string of gruelling endurance challenges.

His funeral cortege is expected to leave his Grange Park home at around 10am, arriving at St Mary’s, Lowe House Church for a Requiem Mass at 11am.