OLYMPIC silver medallist Tom Mitchell was on hand to open Aldi’s Bromsgrove store last week.

The Team GB star, who was part of the Rugby Sevens silver medal-winning squad at Rio 2016, declared the store open at 8am on August 9 with a ribbon-cutting.

Store manager Gary Griffiths said: “It was great to have an Olympic hero at our opening this morning, everyone was excited to chat to him and take a couple of selfies – it’s not every day you get to hold a silver medal!”

The new Bromsgrove store on Birmingham Road has created 30 jobs for the area.

The first 30 customers in the queue each received a complimentary bag full of fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s Super 6 range – personally handed to them by Tom.