Referee Chris Leatherbarrow’s death ‘not suspicious’

Police have confirmed that the death of Super League referee Chris Leatherbarrow is not being treated as suspicious.

Leatherbarrow suddenly passed away on Sunday evening. He leaves behind a young daughter.

A police spokesperson said:

“Merseyside Police can confirm officers attended an address in St Helens yesterday, Sunday, 1 November following the sudden death of a man.

“Emergency services were called at around 4.10 pm and found the body of a 27-year-old man.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

“At this stage, police are not treating this death as suspicious.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out and a file will be prepared for the Coroner in due course.”