A budding artist won a drawing competition organised by a local Italian restaurant with her ghoulish creation.

Seven-year-old Sophie Smith, from Northwich, beat hundreds of other children to scoop first place and a Nintendo DS.

The competition by Pesto at Cabbage Hall in Tarporley searched for the best spooky picture by children aged 12 and under.

Sophies spooky picture beat hundred of entries
Sophies spooky picture beat hundred of entries
 

Judge and co-owner of Pesto Restaurants Sara Edwards said: “Whilst most of the pictures we received were fantastic, Sophie’s spooky scene was so detailed that all the judges picked it as their favourite.

“Her creativity meant Sophie is a truly worthy winner, so the team and I are delighted to be able to present her with such a well-deserved prize.”