A prankster has given police a cheeky welcome to their new Accrington town centre station.
A children’s miniature trike was left in the ‘police only’ car parking bays between Broadway and the Market Hall on Monday, September 26.
The trike, which measures less than two-foot long and is battery powered, arrived just hours after police officially unveiled their new base on Broadway.
It was positioned next to two large police vans and had the word ‘police’ written on paper and stuck on the front using sellotape.
As well as a public enquiries desk, the new site provides a base for the local policing team, hot-desking space for response officers and parking for police vehicles and patrol bikes.
Sgt John Kennedy said: "Thanks to one of our future recruits making the most of the available parking at the new Accrington Police Station. You know you're getting old when even the police vehicles start to look younger."
The new station was officially unveiled by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and was opened to the public on Monday morning.
It replaces the old station at Spring Gardens, which closed on Saturday, which was outdated and no longer fit for modern policing requirements.