A Royal Mail post box has been painted gold in honour of Olympic heroine Kat Copeland

The post box on Apsley way in Stockton has been painted gold Credit: ITV

Teesside has been celebrating its Olympic gold medal winner Kat Copeland. She won the Women's lightweight double sculls with her partner Sophie Hosking, who is a Durham University graduate.

In Kat's hometown of Stockton-on-Tees, a postbox has been painted gold to celebrate her success. The local post office also opened specially to sell her celebration stamps, which sold-out within an hour