Thousands line Ashington streets for Jack Charlton funeral

Thousands of people lined the streets of football great Jack Charlton’s hometown to pay their respects ahead of his funeral.

Former Republic of Ireland boss Charlton, who won the World Cup playing for England, died on 10 July aged 85.

He was born in Ashington, Northumberland, and often returned to the former mining town.

Well-wishers applauded and cheered as the cortege passed through the streets, with many waving flags and banners.

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