KARATE experts will host another “karate chop” record breaking attempt.

Martial arts experts from the Ryukyu Karate Association will make the attempt next Saturday at Rumworth Hall, Bolton.

Black-belt karate pros will step up to the stage in a bid to set a new record as they smash through tiles, breeze blocks and bricks with their bare hands.

The evening will also feature entertainment, including a disco, children’s entertainer and stand up bingo.

The event attracts crowds from far and wide each year in aid of Bolton Hospice. One of the organisers, Fergal Hughes, said: “The work Bolton Hospice does is outstanding, and I think everyone knows someone who has been affected by serious illness at some stage.

“This is our way of saying thank-you, and helping to make sure that Bolton Hospice can carry on caring for people in Bolton facing life-limiting illnesses.” Tickets are available from Fergal on 07921 909567, or on the door. Entry is £3 for adults, and free for children.