A Dutch witch has won her battle to make the cost of her brooms and spell-making lessons tax-deductable.

Tax officials finally agreed that the un-named woman could declare the cost of her overheads against tax.

Earlier, a court at Leeuwarden ruled that her witching overheads were not tax deductable, reports De Telegraaf.

The witch was a student of a witchcraft school in Appelscha which charges about £1,500 for a 13 weekend course.