Success for martial arts club in Italy

Staff, members and parents at a martial arts club are celebrating their latest success.

Bedlington-based East Meets West Black Belt Academy has students as young as three-years-old among their ranks.

They recently had nine competitors competing in the world championships in Italy where the youngest qualifier, Bethany Jones, nine, came home with a bronze medal.

And in the latest world event held in Italy, Bill Bennett and Jamie Hardy were among the youngest qualifiers, returning home with a gold medal between them.