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Boxer Luke Campbell returns home with gold medal

Olympic gold medal hero Luke Campbell said he was overwhelmed when he was welcomed back to his home city of Hull by cheering fans.

Queen Victoria Square was packed tonight with people who had come to see the boxer - the city's only medalist at London 2012.

Luke Campbell celebrates with his boxing gold medal during a homecoming in Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Credit: PA

When he stepped out on to the balcony of the City Hall draped in a Union Flag there was a deafening scream from below.

Campbell thanked the crowd and told them how proud he was to come from Hull.

Luke Campbell and his son Leo celebrate with his boxing gold medal during an Olympic homecoming in Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Credit: PA

He was joined by hammer finalist Alex Smith, who is also from the city.

And there were even more cheers when Campbell was joined by his partner Lynsey and two-year-old son Leo.

Luke Campbell celebrates with his boxing gold medal during an Olympic homecoming in Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Credit: PA

Bantamweight Campbell, 24, made his mark on Olympic history when he beat Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the final on Saturday night to clinch gold.

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