Civic parade for Great Yarmouth Paralympic gold medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate

It was a civic parade Great Yarmouth style for Paralympics gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate - by road train.

Crowds turned out this morning to cheer the 16-year-old Gorleston girl on a circuit round the town.

The swimmer then appeared on the town hall balcony to receive the acclaim of her enthusiastic supporters.

Yarmouth Mayor Colleen Walker said: 'Jessica-Jane is a local girl and the borough council was really keen to show her just how proud we, and Yarmouth's residents, are of her achievement.'

Jessica-Jane, who has learning difficulties, goes to Gorleston's Ormiston Venture Academy.


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She won her medal in the 200m freestyle S14 category.

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