This could, just possibly, be the best Christmas crib scene you've ever seen.

It was built in St Francis Xavier's Church, Hereford, in five days, and was designed by Melbin Thomas, a maintenance engineer, and Leonardo Bento, an aeronautical engineering student, who had the help of 14 youngsters from the parish.

Mr Thomas said: "We have been building a nativity scene every Christmas for the past five years.

"This year we have built the biggest and best crib ever.

"It is fully computerised with waterfalls, animal and night sound effects, rivers, mist and fog effects, water wheel, lighting systems with fibre optics and a LED sky."

Mr Thomas said St Francis Xavier's Church welcomes everyone to come and view this crib over Christmas.