Black belt joy for Louise

A young girl is celebrating after achieving a black belt in ju-jitsu.

After five-and-a-half years of training and dedication, Louise Murray, 12, from Whitley Bay, and Kya McLoughlin, ten, from Amble, were assessed at the Bushido Academy in Chesterfield.

Both achieved the black belt with the highest classification Honours.

They have trained under the care of Sensei Keith Richardson and Sensei Karl Jessen at Killingworth Leisure Centre who have supported them enormously.