Former World Cup referee Pat Partridge has died at the age of 81, six months after he was given the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Billingham-born Partridge started refereeing in local non-league football and eventually progressed to take charge of the 1975 FA Cup final.
He was also a Football Association representative for the 1978 World Cup.
There he notably refereed Peru against Poland in the round of 16, and worked as a linesman in two group matches.
Partridge retired from officiating in 1981 but stepped in as a 70-year-old at a Northern Premier League match between Bishop Auckland and Prescot Cables when a linesman was injured.