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Award-winning Chatteris Bangers are just the job for local boxing hero Jordan Gill

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Chatteris champion boxer Jordan Gill has given his seal of approval to a local butchers after popping in for some award winning sausages.

Chatteris butcher Nigel Colam with boxer Jordan Gill and colleague Luke Costigan. (5161064)
Chatteris butcher Nigel Colam with boxer Jordan Gill and colleague Luke Costigan. (5161064)

It was a double celebration for Nigel Colam and his team at Chatteris Butchers in Park Street, after scooping three awards in the East Midlands Independent Butchers Awards, and seeing Jordan take the Commonwealth title.

The butchers shop, which has been run by Nigel for the past six years, sponsors Jordan and so they were delighted the shop was one of his first ports of call when he returned to his home town after his convincing defeat of Ryan Doyle last Saturday night.

Butcher Nigel Colam with champion boxer Jordan Gill. (5161579)
Butcher Nigel Colam with champion boxer Jordan Gill. (5161579)

Nigel said: "Jordan always comes here for his meat supply and he loves our sausages, Chatteris Bangers, so it was great to see him on Wednesday.

"He left with a bag full of meat including some steak, which I hope he will be eating and not putting on his eye."

Nigel was also celebrating the shop's win of three awards organised to mark UK Sausage Week.

The first saw the Chatteris Banger pick-up the runner-up spot in the East Midlands Traditional category. Nigel explained the Chatteris Banger - Jordan's favourite - is a cross between a Cumberland and Lincolnshire sausage.

The shop then went on to win two highly commendeds in the East Midlands Innovation category with its red onion and red Leicester pork sausage and its honey, ginger and spring onion pork sausage.

Nigel said: "We have a lot of fun coming up with different recipes, some work and some don't, but it's amazing how many different flavours you can come up with.

"We are very proud of our success this year. We enter the competition every other year and each time we are getting better. The Chatteris Banger was placed third last time, so who knows we might win next time around.

"The East Midlands covers a massive area including Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and there are at least 120 independent butchers, so to come second is a real achievement for a small shop like ours."

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