Sheffield Crown Court proceedings delayed after reports of positive Covid-19 trace

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Sheffield Crown Court proceedings have been temporarily delayed today after reports of a positive Covid-19 trace.

Barristers, legal staff and those connected with the day’s listed cases have been forced to wait outside the court building on West Bar this morning awaiting updates from court staff.

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An undisclosed report indicated there may have been evidence of a Covid-19 trace from a possible externally-diagnosed case linked to an individual at the court.At 10.40am, Sheffield Crown Court announced it will remain closed until 1.30pm today.

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Outside the court.Outside the court.
Outside the court.

It is understood a thorough clean and disinfecting process is underway.Crowds of those connected to today’s pending cases gathered outside the crown court building this morning on West Bar, Sheffield.See The Star website and social media platforms for updates.

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