19 photos of mourners lining the streets in honour of Rob Burrow as Leeds legend's funeral takes place

Thousands lined the streets of Pontefract as mourners gathered to pay their respects to Rob Burrow, whose funeral was held today (July 7).

The rugby league hero died last month after a courageous four-and-a-half-year battle with motor neurone disease (MND).

He spearheaded fundraising efforts that amassed millions for charities supporting those affected by the disease, with the help of former teammate and best friend Kevin Sinfield.

Rob’s funeral cortege began its journey at around 1pm, slowly making its way to Pontefract Crematorium as members of the public watched on. They had been invited to stand along the route, with many wearing the number ‘7’ in tribute to Rob.

Here are 19 photos from the day -

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