ESTATE agents in Winchester have seen a sharp increase in the number of people from London seeking to flee the capital to move to the local area since the coronavirus crisis.

Londoners have been seeking to let large rural houses in the countryside, away from settlements.

Their actions are in direct opposition to Government advice which instructs people to stay at home.

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