A FORMER Victorian police station in Dorset with cells and an interview room is on the market for £1.2m.

The untouched police station in Swanage ceased operation in 2012 and has been empty ever since.

The building was constructed in 1899 and still contains all the key features of a police station, including cells, an interview room and a front desk separating staff from the public.

There is a large carpark at the rear of the property where police vans once parked and a kitchen on the first floor.

The old police station is listed as a redevelopment site with estate agents Corbens.

The council has granted permission to turn the building into three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes.

The station lies a few miles from the Isle of Purbeck with its mix of old stone cottages and modern property.