A statue of children's literary heroine Matilda confronting Donald Trump has been unveiled.

Matilda and Donald Trump statue

Matilda and Donald Trump statue

The sculpture was unveiled in Great Missenden - where author Roald Dahl penned his story of the gifted youngster - following a public vote to find out who would be the character's modern-day Miss Trunchbull.

30 years after 'Matilda' was published, The Roald Dahl Story Company asked the public who she'd stand up to if she lived in 2018 and the American President topped the list with 42 per cent of votes, followed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May (21%) and 'Good Morning Britain' host, Piers Morgan (16%).

Bernie Hall, from The Roald Dahl Story Company, said: ''Matilda demonstrates that it's possible for anyone, no matter how small and powerless they feel, to defeat the Trunchbulls in their own lives - a message that feels even more relevant today than it did 30 years ago.''

In Roald Dahl's popular book, Matilda Wormwood is a courageous little girl who stands up to her evil headteacher Agatha Trunchbull after years of her bullying the students and teachers of Crunchem Hall Primary School.

The story was made into a successful film in 1996.