A Line of Duty star has thanked Cumbrian NHS staff for their work as part of celebrations to mark International Nurses Day.

BAFTA nominee Tommy Jesssop, who plays Terry Boyle in the hit BBC drama, recorded a video for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

The actor, who has Down’s syndrome,  grew up in Cumbria and kicked off the trust’s week of planned thank you messages for its staff.

A trust spokesman said on social media: “Supporting those with learning disabilities is all in the ‘Line of Duty’ for our fantastic LSCft staff!

“So, who better to thank them on International Nurses’ Day than LOD’s Terry Boyle – actor Tommy Jessop?

“BAFTA nominee Tommy has Down Syndrome and grew up in Cumbria.

“He filmed this video as part of our first-ever LSCft Thank You celebrations.”

In the video Tommy, who was born in the Lake District, said: “Thank you so much for working with people with learning disabilities and changing lives.”