Andy Carroll has mini Angel installed in his home

Angel? Andy Carroll
Angel? Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll has installed a replica of the Angel of the North in front of his home.

The English soccer star, who currently plays for West Ham United in London but was raised in the North East, has ordered the 15ft-high 'mini Angel' to sit in front of his home in Essex.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It is quite an impressive sight and he loves it.

"His dad has seen it and just thinks it is a great laugh.

"It means there is a part of Gateshead which will be forever on Andy Carroll's driveway.

"Not sure what he will do with it if he ever moves, mind."