A schoolboy whose hand-made mini police car caught the eye of patrol officers enjoyed a VIP visit to Holmfirth police station.

Frankie Robinson, nine, and his dad Allan, 46, were invited over by Kirklees Rural officers after their diminutive electric-powered car was spotted outside Aldi in Slaithwaite.

The wooden panelled car, built around a mobility scooter, has been turning heads on the streets of Golcar, Slaithwaite, Marsden and Longwood in the two years since it was built by Allan, who is a joiner.

On Friday, PC Sally Baines and colleagues showed Frankie and his dad around a police van and then handed over a goodie bag containing a police cap badge, police tie, mouse mat, stickers, sweets, police tape, forensic gloves and an evidence bag.

Allan, who lives in Golcar, said: “The officers asked if the car had a motor, which it does. They showed us the cells in the back of the police van. I told them that Frankie was interested in becoming a police officer.

“They gave us a thank you card and we enjoyed the photo call with the Examiner photographer.”

Allan created the vehicle after buying the scooter for £50 from the scrapyard. It needed work on its electric motor and a lot of woodwork to create hinged doors, windows, a boot and several panels.

He gave it a paint job and added stickers to make it look the part.

Frankie said he enjoyed showing the officers his mini police car.

“They said they wished it was one of theirs. It was a fun day.”