A 9-year-old from Mitcham has been announced as the new voice for South Western Railway stations.

Teenasha Santuck will be asking passengers to wear face coverings after winning a competition amongst children of railway staff.

Teenasha was awarded a £50 gift voucher, certificate and goodie bag in recognition of her success.

The announcement will read: "Hello, I am Teenasha and my mum works for South Western Railway.

"If you’re travelling today, you must wear a face covering.

"This will help keep my mum safe and mean I can see her smile when she gets home from work.”

Your Local Guardian: Teenasha with her mother Teenasha with her mother

Speaking to Wimbledon and Wandsworth Times, Teenasha said: "I was really excited to find out that I won the competition and it was really cool to hear my announcement played at the station for the first time.

"I’m going to spend my £50 voucher on a new laptop."

SWR’s Director of Customer Experience, Alan Penlington said:

“Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and colleagues.

"We are continuing to do all we can to stop the spread of coronavirus across our network. But we need our customers to help too.

“By following Teenasha's excellent advice and wearing a face covering while maintaining social distancing, we can all help to keep each other safe."