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Plaque unveiled for Altrincham war hero who won the Victoria Cross

Bill Speakman Credit: Pathe

A veteran of the Korean war is being honoured for his extraodinary bravery a year after his death.

Bill Speakman from Altrincham won the Victoria Cross in 1951.

He was awarded the highest honour after fighting off a sustained attack from 6,000 Chinese troops.

Plaque unveiled to Private Bill Speakman Credit: ITV Granada

Today a blue plaque has been unveiled near to his childhood home as Mel Barham reports.