Peter Wilson takes his gold medal home to Dorset

Peter Wilson showcasing his gold medal in front of excited crowds in Dorset Credit: ITV west

The Olympic Games may be over but the parties have only just begun as the first of many "welcome home" celebrations were held this evening to commemorate one of Team GB's gold medallists.

Almost every member of Peter Wilson's tiny village packed in to the local hall to celebrate the 25-year-old shooter's gold medal in the double trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

Despite there being just 120 people on Glanvilles Wootton's electoral roll, nearly double that number gathered to cheer for their Olympic hero.

The Dorset athlete admitted he was overwhelmed by the support he received, as he posed for pictures with local children for more than an hour.

The marksman secured the gold after firing 188 from 200 clays to win the double trap event at his maiden Games.

But 6ft 6in Wilson said he has already set his sights on further Olympic success, at Rio in 2016.