A young accountant beat competition from more than 10,000 students to receive the highest exam mark in the world.

Fabian Harrington-Poireau, of Burrows Road, Earls Colne, was amazed to be told his 95 per cent score in his latest test was the best of all the candidates taking it.

The 22-year-old works at the Richard Edwards Group LLP office in Rosemary Lane, Halstead.

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