Video: A butcher made mincemeat of the opposition after setting a new world record for linking sausages

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Tim Brown made 62 bangers in a minute - smashing the previous record of 54 set just last month by a Scottish butcher.

He said: “I’m proud of that, but I reckon I could manage even more - I’ve done 67 in practice.” Tim, 50, who runs a family butchers in Chorley, Lancs., linked up with Glasgow-based skin makers Devro to have a tilt at the title. Weeks of training on the sausage stuffing machine paid off when the heat was on in front of eight officials from the Guinness Book of World Records. He said: “I’ve got to admit I was nervous. I hadn’t realised I’d get nerves in my stomach doing something I’ve been doing for 25 years.