Josef Craig, who won gold in the 400m freestyle swimming event in the Paralympics, has been met by school pupils, family and friends in Hebburn.
Police in South Tyneside want to speak to a man, shown here on CCTV, after an assault in Hebburn.
In the early hours of July 23, a man in his 20s was assaulted on St James Mall.
He was taken to hospital and released after treatment.
Two men and a juvenile were arrested for affray and are on bail.
Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in the early hours of Saturday morning outside the Tavern Pub in Hebburn, South Tyneside.
The victim required almost 60 stitches after being left with extensive facial injuries.
Police say the attack on the 21 year-old was unprovoked and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them. The assault is understood to have taken place in the grounds of the Mill Taven Pub, Hebburn in the early hours of Saturday morning.