SINCE Valentine’s Day this year, Sparshatts' customers across the region have had the chance to win a new car when they buy any car from a branch of the Sparshatts Group.

Entrants were told that they had the choice of a Mitsubishi Colt, a Suzuki Alto, a Skoda Fabia or a Nissan Micra.

Today the Daily Echo can reveal that the winner of the Win a Car competition is Trish Morgan from Warsash, who bought a new Skoda in February.

The competition ended on Sunday, and the winner was drawn at random yesterday by Ian Murray, editor-in-chief of the Daily Echo.

The car dealer group’s managing director Louis Jones said: “We’ve had a great response to the competition. We all think ‘it won’t be me’ but Ms Morgan is our winner and we’re looking forward to seeing which car she chooses.”