ONGOING disruption at Winchester Crown Court means that cases will not be heard there for a second day in a row.

This comes after the court was closed today, October 31, due to a burst water pipe.

As previously reported, no one aside from lawyers were allowed into the building, with all cases being postponed.

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There were due to have been more than a dozen separate cases in the six courtrooms, including trials, pre-trial hearings and bail applications. Some cases are being transferred to other courts.

A court worker said: “No cases will be taking place today. We hope to have our cases resume tomorrow.

“It's a county council water main which has burst so we hope that they can fix it.”

The Ministry of Justice and Hampshire County Council, which own the building, have been contacted for comment.