Olympic hero granted freedom of borough

Olympic gold medal winning canoeist Etienne Stott has been conferred with the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Bedford

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Olympic hero Stott made Freeman of Bedford

Etienne Stott being conferred with the title Freeman of Bedford Credit: ITV Anglia

Olympic gold medal winner Etienne Stott has been made a Freeman of the Borough of Bedford.

Stott and partner Tim Bailie won gold in the C2 Canoe Slalom at the London 2012 Olympics.

Tim Baillie (left) and Etienne Stott competing at the London Olympics Credit: PA

Stott grew up in Bedford and learned to canoe on the River Great Ouse as a member of Bedford Canoe Club.

Ettiene Stott and his parents Credit: ITV Anglia

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