When Logan Edwards-Cox woke up on his eight birthday, he had no idea the police were after him.

The Pinehurst youngster, who has ADHD and autism, had asked his mum to host a birthday party for him and his friends on April 1.

But he was left disappointed when it had to be cancelled due to social distancing guidelines introduced by the government.

Mum Vikki-Marie Edwards was determined to make the day memorable for Logan.

“It was really gutting that we had to cancel his party because he doesn’t normally want to do anything like that,” said Vikki-Marie, who lives with Logan and his older brother Leo.

“Because of the isolation he wasn’t able to see any friends or family – particularly his dad, who lives in Devizes.

“And we normally go to my mum’s on a Tuesday for dinner, which we can’t do anymore,” she added.

Vikki saw a post on Facebook from the World Harmony Orchestra asking whether people wanted some live music to cheer them up during the isolation, and asked for help with Logan’s birthday.

The group paid for local singer Joli Soul to stand outside Logan’s house and sing especially for him.

“It was really good,” Vikki said. “Logan loved it. He was totally shocked and kept talking about it afterwards and asking to watch the video so he could dance to it again.

“I was expecting her to just come and sing Happy Birthday or something, but she actually sang four songs in the end."

Vikki-Marie also posted on Facebook asking for any neighbours on Cunningham Street to join in with the singing.

She added: “We had about 11 households who came out to stand in their front gardens and get involved.

“It was quite emotional. I was so proud and happy to be able to make his birthday special. It’s lovely to see all the neighbours doing this to make my son happy.

“Pinehurst really isn’t as bad a place as people say.”

The family were settling down after the celebrations when the doorbell rang.

Vikki continued: “I opened the door and there were two police officers, and I thought ‘oh no! Who’s complained about the noise?'.

But the officers from the British Transport Police had seen Vikki’s Facebook post and came to bring Logan a birthday card.

“I was so surprised and touched that they thought to come round,” Vikki added.

BTP Sergeant Charlotte Collins and PSCO Ciaron Powis said: “After seeing a post on a Swindon community page about a little boy’s birthday party which had been cancelled due to social distancing measures, we wanted to do our bit to make his day a bit more special.

“We found the perfect superhero card for him and decided to pop by to pay him a surprise visit.

“We wanted to thank him for setting a fantastic example and for keeping his friends and family safe. It was heart-warming to see the look on his face when we arrived at the doorstep.

“We know it’s difficult to adapt to these new ways of living, but it’s people that make sacrifices like this that are going to get us through these difficult times - they are helping us to protect the NHS and save lives.

“We hope he gets the party he deserves when things improve.”