A Hartlepool store owner who won a bottle of House of Commons Whisky in a radio auction was presented with his prize by the town's MP.

Billy Reid, who owns First Class, a shoe repair and key cutting shop in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, bid £110 in a charity auction organised by Radio Hartlepool.

MP Iain Wright also signed the rare bottle, which he had donated.

Scotsman Mr Reid, who has lived in Hartlepool since 1967, made a last bid for the whisky when it reached £100.

He said: "I'm a bit of a whisky buff and I normally collect Johnnie Walker, but this was too good a chance to turn down, especially as I already have a bottle of Scottish Parliament Whisky.

"I'll never actually drink this bottle as I see it as an investment, both sentimental and possibly financial. Who knows, if Iain becomes Prime Minister, it might be worth something one day."

Mr Reid is also an FA qualified refereeing coach.

Mr Wright said: "The auction was held to raise money for the Harrison Ward School for Performing Arts and Billy's bid was so generous that I was only too pleased to hand over the bottle in person."