Liam Neeson has made a surprise appearance in the first episode of the final series of Derry Girls.

Tne Northern Irish actor, 69, starred in the Channel 4 comedy hit on Tuesday, April 12. 

He played a police inspector trying to find out who had broken into the school. 

The Taken star questioned the girls in the police station, saying: “We have had several reports of suspicious activity on the grounds of Our Lady Immaculate College this evening.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Liam Neeson interrogated the group in the first episode (Channel 4)Liam Neeson interrogated the group in the first episode (Channel 4)

“Following up on that lead we discover you five on the premises, that the locks of the side door have been forced and the alarm system deactivated.

“Now we can’t get hold of the head mistress, Sister George Michael, but the caretaker has informed us that a substantial amount of computer equipment seems to have vanished.”

Neeson stars alongside main characters Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn.

The girls brought their slow-talking Uncle Colm to the station as their parent or guardian.

After discovering the real burglars captured on CCTV footage, Neeson says: “Please do go and for the love of suffering Jesus take him with you,” in reference to dull Uncle Colm.

Derry Girls Creator Lisa McGee said this will be the last series of the hit show, which is set in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. 

Derry Girls airs on Channel 4 at 9.15pm every Tuesday.