Soccer referee who was appointed to the English Premier League in 2000.
He began his refereeing career in 1985, and became an assistant referee in The Football League in 1995.
While refereeing a match between Swansea City and Cardiff City on April 5, 2009, he was struck in the forehead by a coin thrown by a fan.
He was born in Wirral, England.
After refereeing a 2010 game between Manchester United and Chelsea, he was heavily criticized by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.