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Thousands line streets for Sir Tom Finney's funeral in Preston

Thousands of people are have lined the streets for the civic funeral of the former England winger Sir Tom Finney in Preston. Manchester United director Sir Bobby Charlton and FA director Sir Trevor Brooking were among the mourners.

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Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to 'local boy done good'

Fellow footballing icon Jimmy Armfield is among the speakers at Sir Tom Finney's funeral in Preston today, describing him as "the classic case of the local boy done good".

The former Blackpool right-back is paying tribute alongside a number of figures from the game, including Sir Bobby Charlton and the current Preston North End staff.

Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to his friend and former England colleague Sir Tom Finney Credit: ITV News

Crowds have amassed at Preston's Deepdale stadium to watch the service, while thousands are also lining the streets to pay their respects.

Sir Tom's image can be seen in the stands at Deepdale Credit: ITV News

A floral tribute from FIFA, the international football federation, offers a tribute to a player described as one of the game's greatest.

A floral tribute from FIFA at the service in Preston Credit: PA

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