Portsmouth Crown Court evacuated in fire alert

The fire service was called to Portsmouth Crown Court today
The fire service was called to Portsmouth Crown Court today
Picture: Luke Helmer

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A FIRE alarm has caused disruption at Portsmouth Crown Court this morning.

One crew from Southsea was called 9.34am after an automatic fire alarm sounded.

Barristers, jurors, court staff and judges had to be evacuated from the building.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were inside investigating the cause of the alarm.

There is not currently thought to be a fire.