It’s a big day for Star Wars fans around the world.

And Kirklees Rural Police officers got into the spirit.

May 4 celebrates Star Wars created by George Lucas. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you”— “May the Fourth be with you”.

Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday It is observed by fans of the films especially on the Internet and social media.

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Hans Solo

For the police officers there was a chance of a bit of light-hearted fun during their baton practice.

A video clip posted by the team shows officers getting out their batons - only to be upstaged when one whips out a glowing green light sabre.

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The light sabre, of course, was the weapon of choice for the Jedi and the Sith in the Star Wars films.

The Rural team tweeted: #MayThe4thBeWithYou and added: “Baton practice in the yard at #Holmfirth this morning....#rural#feeltheforce"