LOVINGLY crafting each chip by hand has seen a Leigh chippy win a prestigious award.

Pennington Plaice on Leigh Road was voted winner of the best chippy chips category in the annual Choice Chip Awards.

Owner Martin Gee said: "It is a great feeling to have won, it means all the hard work we have put into it is worth it and that our customers appreciate it.

"We strive to get the best potatoes and we have one employee whose sole job is to peel them all so that he spots any bruises. We just want to thank all our customers for voting for us as it was all down to them.

"All the voters were entered into a prize draw and one of our customers won £150 worth of fish and chips, which makes it even better."