Thousands expected for Steve Prescott’s funeral

Steve Prescott
Steve Prescott

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.