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A life-size replica of an AT-ST that sat on the edge of the A38 in Ashburton, Devon has been saved after the council gave consent for it to remain.

A life-size replica of a Star Wars Imperial scout walker has been saved from the scrap heap.

Paul Parker, from Ashburton, Devon, installed the 4.5m (14ft) tall AT-ST at the side of the A38 last year to raise the town’s profile.

But Teignbridge Council asked him to remove it as it had been erected without planning permission.

The structure has now been secured for the next 10 years after the council granted Mr Parker consent to retain it.

“Thanks to everyone that has helped and given support,” he said.