Ed Sheeran has bought a police station to convert it into a youth centre.

The 'Sing' hitmaker has spent more than £1 million as he looks to give back to his home town of Framlingham, Suffolk after crediting the local community with getting him started in music.

According to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, he said: ''I'm really excited about the project.

''I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up which did a battle of the bands every week and that's where I and other bands started playing.''

When the centre closed its doors, the 23-year-old star moved to London - but he has his heart set on returning when he retires and hopes he can help lay the foundation for a new club and community for the town's youngsters.

He added: ''The land the club was on was sold ... and I just went off to London and did shows instead.

''Now there are no youth clubs and noting to do so it's a bad situation.

''The plan when I get older is to end up running that - so I have pretty much planned my retirement.''