Games Workshop said trading for the first quarter of the current financial year had continued strongly.

It said sales and, given the high operational gearing of the business, profits for 2017-18 to date were well above the corresponding period in the prior year.

The group also said the board had declared a dividend of 35 pence per share.

This will be paid on 27 October to shareholders on the register at 22 September, with an ex-dividend date of 21 September.

The last date for elections for the dividend re-investment plan is 6 October.

At 8:02am: (LON:GAW) Games Workshop Group PLC share price was +45.5p at 1686.5p