Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell is one of the new deputy lieutenants of West Sussex.

The Steyning-based athlete was one of three people appointed by the county's Lord Lieutenant Susan Pyper today.

The others were former High Sherriff of West Sussex, Simon Knight, and the Earl of Lytton.

They now join 38 other deputy lieutenants across the county who have vowed to support the Lord Lieutenant in her role.