Burnley super slimmer Dave loses five stones

SUPER SLIMMER: Dave Alexander who has lost five stones (s)
SUPER SLIMMER: Dave Alexander who has lost five stones (s)

AN ex-police officer from Burnley has made it through to the finals of a national slimming competition.

Dave Alexander, who now runs a Slimming World group in Rosegrove, lost five stones and will compete in the finals of the Slimming World Consultant Slimmer of the Year this weekend.

He said: “I received notification about the competition a few weeks ago and decided to give it a go. I did not think for a minute I would be selected for the finals.

“I can now run on the treadmill, play cricket and help with my partner’s young grandchildren without getting out of breath. I even played rugby two weeks ago which isn’t bad for a 52-year-old.”