Hundreds turned out to welcome gymnast Louis Smith back to the Huntingdon Gym Club.
Louis, who won a silver and a bronze in the Olympics, was visiting the gym where he trains before heading to Peterborough for an open-top bus ride.
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The attacker made a swipe at her handbag, causing the victim to lose balance and fall to the floor.
The assault is alleged to have taken place more than two years ago in Birmingham.
His victim, who was bed ridden, died four weeks later.