A Paralympic hero from south east Northumberland has been made an Honorary Freeman of Gateshead.
Stephen Miller, who lives in Cramlington, is set to be made an Honorary Freeman of the city after councillors voted unanimously to award the honour to the athlete.
Stephen has won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze, attending five Paralympics in London, Beijing, Athens, Sydney and Atlanta.
A former Northumbria University student, Stephen has trained in Gateshead for 15 years and is a lifetime member of Gateshead Harriers.
He was nominated for the Freedom of Gateshead for his contribution to regional, national and international sport.
Stephen said: “I’ve always been incredibly proud to be from the north east and the support I’ve received from Gateshead Harriers and the borough as a whole has been invaluable to me.”
“I’m delighted that Gateshead has agreed to honour me in this way.”