Special educational needs teacher wins Leicester's Got Talent competition

Young people aged between 8 to 25 have been showcasing their talents at this year's Leicester's Got Talent competition.

Now in it's 7th year, the event is sponsored by the mental health charity Lamp who say they believe everyone should have a voice and that the show gives young people the opportunity to use their talents in diverse ways.

This year's winner was 24-year-old Lauren Rose, whose rendition of ‘Love Never Dies’ from The Phantom of the Opera wowed judges.

Lauren works with young people that have moderate to severe learning difficulties.

After scooping the prize, Lauren said:

Speaking about this year's event, organiser Romail Gulzar said: