Sophie's high at Little Mix win

POP fan Sophie Gabbitas has dad Paul to thank after winning the chance to see her idols.

The nine-year-old from Wickersley scooped tickets to see X Factor winners Little Mix in their sold out show at Sheffield Arena.

The competition was part of the #ill_legalhighs campaign led by South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

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Paul entered the competition on Twitter and Facebook daily to ensure he had as many entries as possible.

Sophie said: “I am really excited to be going to see Little Mix. They are my favourite group and I love Perrie, who is my favourite. 

“I didn’t even know that my dad was trying to win the tickets so it was a big surprise when he told me we had won.

“Since winning the tickets my dad has shown me the ill_legalhighs website to look at the photos of the footballers. 

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“I support Rotherham United, but I was disappointed that Matt Derbyshire’s photo was not on the website as he is my favourite player.

“I do not understand much about legal highs, but know they are dangerous and young people should not be taking them.”

The ill_legalhighs campaign was launched in October 2015 and uses images of local footballers displaying key messages on the dangers of legal highs. The campaign runs across social media accounts Twitter and Facebook and has more information on the website