A HEREFORD camera operator has landed a dream job as part of the official World Cup TV camera team.

Zachary Flynn, 28, is part of one of the three British crews in Russia whose footage is beamed around the world to an audience of millions.

The camera operator, who grew up on Ross Road, was part of the filming team that captured England's historic 6-1 victory over Panama last month.

Zachary's job involved using a handheld camera to capture close-up shots of the crowd in the Nizhny Novogrod stadium, capturing their elation as the Three Lions achieved the best ever goal haul at a World Cup.

Zachary said: "Being in amongst all the English fans for the five goals before half time was an experience I won’t forget."

The former Bishop's school pupil has been based at the Nizhny Novogrod stadium and has captured games including Denmark vs Croatia and France vs Uruguay.

Proud mum Susan Flynn, 53, said: "Half of you is cheering on England but knowing that he is on the line, I could see his camera."

Zachary began his career with ITN Productions where he filmed Championship matches.

Susan added: "It has been lovely to watch him blossom."