A TALENTED young magician has had a highly-successful year.

Alfie Hawes, 13, of Billericay, has been performing magic from a young age, delighting his peers at school.

Alfie, a member of the Young Magician Club at the Magic Circle in Euston, London, has performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London with Richard Leigh, and also got to meet Teller from Penn and Teller. He also performs table shows at Grand Central in Basildon.