A “SECURITY issue” caused Worcester Magistrates Court to open late this morning.

A large crowd of people were gathered outside the court in Castle Street just before 10am.

A witness said: “A security guard came out and said he could not open the court because of a security issue.”

The court opened at 10am which may cause a delay to cases heard by magistrates today.

PCSOs were seen entering the building to provide support.

It has not yet been revealed what was causing the issue.