WATCH David Walliams read 'Poo Fairy' - by Ewan, 7, winner of BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS competition

A SCHOOLBOY’S story about a ‘Poo Fairy’ - inspired by a Worcester News article - has won an award in a national breakfast radio competition.

Seven-year-old Evan Boxall of Redhill Primary School came out on top against more than 134,000 entries in BBC Radio 2’s 500 WORDS competition - where entrants must compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words - with his story called ‘The Poo Fairy’.

Evan was inspired by an article we ran in February about a school-run mum, Lisa Gauler, who pointed out dog mess on pavements in Battenhall with messages and brightly coloured chalk.

Evan, one of six ‘gold’ winners in the competition held by Chris Evans on his breakfast radio show, was crowned a winner at a special broadcast live from Hampton Court Palace.

Dad Chris Boxall said he was lost for words when his son's name was announced.

"We couldn't believe it. It was absolutely unbelievable. We were so shocked that out of all those entries, Evan was the name they read out," he said.

The winning story was read out by comedian and children’s author by David Walliams - a huge hero of Evan's.

Mr Boxall added: "He’s always loved David Walliams books so when we found out he was going to be there, we thought ‘great, we can probably get his autograph’ but to have him read the actual story was unbelievable. That was the icing on the cake."

As a winner, Evan rode in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to The Queen’s row-barge, Gloriana, and was treated to cake made by Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown as he mingled with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, DJ Chris Evans as well as famous authors and celebrities.

The family spent the weekend in London and returned home to find a special chalk message in front of the house from the original Poo Fairy applauding Evan’s success.