Gold medal parade
Stratford welcomes gold medallist James Roe home

By Laura Maltby Thursday 13 September 2012 Updated: 12/10 08:23

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Paralympic gold medalist James Roe on his open-top bus. Picture by Jon Mullis 38.012.002.strat.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com)

GOLDEN boy James Roe was given a heroes welcome as he returned home to Stratford this afternoon (Thursday.)

More than a thousand well-wishers lined the streets of the town centre to see the gold medallist as he was paraded in an open-top bus.

James told The Observer: "It's overwhelming that so many people have turned out. The parade in London was amazing but to come home to this, it's just incredible, so much more personal and I can't believe it."

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