Tributes at funeral of Freddie Fletcher

Sir John Hall and Alan Shearer were among those who paid tribute to the former Newcastle United chief executive, Freddie Fletcher.

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Funeral of Newcastle legend

Famous faces from the world of football are expected to attend the service Credit: ITV

Mourners are gathering in Newcastle to attend the funeral of former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher. The service is taking place in Gosforth. Freddie died from cancer, aged 71. He helped transform Newcastle United during the early 1990s.