A LEGO enthusiast has combined his two loves to create a tribute to the police.

Zack Kerr, from Accrington, has built a police station model using his favourite LEGO bricks in honour of two of his favourite things.

And so impressed were Hyndburn neighbourhood policing team sergeants Nigel Hindle and Ian Corbett by Zack’s labour of love they paid him a visit to see the model in person.

Zack, who has cerebral palsy and used a pencil with blue tack on the end to connect each individual piece together, said: “I love LEGO and I love the police so I decided to combine them with this model. It took me four days to complete.

“I got a visit from the police and they were really impressed by it.”

The police station is now proudly on display in Zack’s home and now the talented 24-year-old is starting work on his next project – to create a LEGO London bus.

That will add to The Simpsons fan’s LEGO Kwik-E-Mart and Simpson house in Evergreen Terrace, Springfield.

Sgt Hindle said Zack had kept them informed of his progress via Hyndburn Police’s Facebook page and he couldn’t wait to see the end result in person.

Sgt Hindle, who has recently joined the neighbourhood team at their Broadway headquarters following an 18-month stint as a custody sergeant at Greenbank Police Station, said: “We were really impressed by Zack’s work. The patience and commitment he has shown is absolutely fantastic. He is a wonderful lad.

“Policing is not just about locking up criminals, it’s about engaging with our communities. One of the things we are trying to do more of is engage with people over social media and this was an excellent example of that. Zack kept us updated of his progress via our Facebook page and it’s nice for us to go and see him when he had completed the model.

“Engaging with the public online is something we are keen to do more of. That is why we try to keep people informed of what we are are doing via Facebook, Twitter and our Stay In The Know messaging service.”