Star Wars fanatic has amassed a remarkable 5,000 strong collection of memorabilia since falling in love with the film franchise 42 years ago

A Star Wars fanatic has amassed a 5,000 strong collection of memorabilia since falling in love with the epic film franchise 42 years ago.

Obsessive Neil Livesey, 60, has an entire room in his house dedicated to storing the toys, which he has spent tens of thousands of pounds accumulating over the years.

Among his most prized items are a six foot tall Jar Jar Binks, intricate life-size replicas and an Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from 1977 - the year Star Wars was born.

The dad-of-four is so protective over his valuable collection that the room its stored in, his son's old bedroom, has its own alarm system and is guarded by CCTV cameras.

This video was filmed 22nd December 2019.