A KIDDERMINSTER youngster has won a competition to design the front cover of a new magazine for young people.

The magazine, "Keep Safe", is aimed at 11 to 18 year olds across Wyre Forest.

It contains a wide range of personal safety information.

Topics covered include bullying, sexual health, alcohol, drugs and dealing with peer pressure.

To help launch the magazine, West Mercia Police Community Support Officer Vanessa Halford arranged a competition to design the front cover. The prize was a new mountain bike.

Baxter College student Kieran Brockett, 14, was the winner.

Kieran, who is also a member of Kidderminster Youth Centre, said: "It's brilliant. I really like art and study graphic design at school.

"I took several weeks getting the design right and I'm thrilled to have won.

"My own bicycle was getting a bit old so winning a new one is amazing."

The magazine is funded by West Mercia Police, The ContinU Trust, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership and Thomas Vale Construction.

Content was compiled by Kidderminster Youth Centre, NHS sexual health clinic, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Childline.

Ms Halford said: "I am really pleased with the final result.

"The magazines are being distributed around all the high schools in Wyre Forest, libraries, youth centre and Stonham housing and is available on the West Mercia Police website."