Bolton is set to be invaded by Star Wars favourites again this Saturday with a host of costumed characters set to descend on the town centre.

The Storm Troopers, Sand People and Sith Lords are all part of the 5th Legion squad, a Star Wars costuming group dedicated to raising money for good causes.

They will be returning to the Market Place Shopping Centre this weekend on Saturday April 30.

The Bolton News:

Darth Vader will be just one of many characters at the shopping centre

A statement from the shopping mall said: “They are back!

“We are thrilled to announce the 5th Legion squad will be joining us once again THIS SATURDAY 30th April at Market place.

“Who’s coming down to say hi?”

The Bolton News:

The characters are part of costume group the 5th Legion

The 5th Legion were last seen at the Market Place on October 10 last year, when shoppers were able to see some of the favourite characters up close.

Speaking after the event, Market Place marketing assistant Mick Knowles said: “We had a great weekend at Market Place with a set of events that prove Bolton to not only be multicultural but also intergalactic.”

The Bolton News:

Star Wars costumers were last seen in Bolton on October 10 last year

He added: “As it was Mental health Awareness Day the team, who could not have worked harder or looked more impressive, used the opportunity to collect funds for MhIST a great local charity who also joined us in the centre to promote their local services.”