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Paralympian Stephen Miller given Freedom of Cramlington

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Image caption Stephen Miller has taken part in five Paralympic Games

A Paralympic champion from Northumberland has been honoured by his hometown.

Stephen Miller was awarded the freedom of Cramlington in recognition of his sporting achievements and his community work.

He has taken part in five Paralympic Games and has won three golds, one silver and one bronze medal, in the club and discus throws.

In 2012 he was captain of the men's athletics squad for the London games.

Mr Miller, who has cerebral palsy, has already been granted freedom of Gateshead and the borough of Blyth.

Civic leaders in Cramlington presented him with the award at a ceremony before a full meeting of the town council.

The council said: "This is an honour which is bestowed on valued members of the community."

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