Sir Winston Churchill's cigar up for auction

Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill

One of Sir Winston Churchill's stubbed cigars is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

Britain's wartime Prime Minister was frequently seen smoking on a cigar throughout his premiership and the chewed end of one of his cigars is set to go under the hammer in October.

Timothy Medhurst, an auctioneer, said: "The cigar is something we all associate with Churchill, one of the greatest leaders in history."

It's been confirmed the stubbed cigar will go under the hammer at Duke's of Dorchester later this year.