Cumbria

Tommy Mattinson retains Egremont Crab Fair gurning crown

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Image caption Tommy Mattinson pulled his trademark "wolf man" expression

A Cumbrian man has once again proved himself to be unbeatable when it comes to pulling faces.

Tommy Mattinson, from Aspatria, retained his title as World Gurning Champion, claiming his 16th triumph.

The event is a highlight of the Egremont Crab Fair and involves hopefuls pulling an ugly face through a horse collar or "braffin".

Mr Mattinson, adopted his trademark expression, described as a "cross between an alien and a wolf man".

The crab fair, which dates back to Medieval times, also features traditional sports such as Cumberland wrestling, and a pipe smoking competition.

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