End of an era as Fenton magistrates court shuts
NORTH Staffordshire Magistrates Court has opened for the last time today – as hearings are poised to move to Newcastle.
Closing the courthouse, in Baker Street, Fenton, means Stoke-on-Trent – the 13th biggest city in England – will no longer have its own magistrates court.
Suspected criminals will appear at the new North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Ryecroft, Newcastle from Monday.
The Government has decided to sell off 93 magistrates courts across the country in cuts designed to save the taxpayer £41 million.
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