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'Underused' courts to close down; NEWS WIRE.

ST HELENS Magistrates' Court, Ormskirk Magistrates' Court and Warrington County Court will shut within the next two years, the Government has said.

The closures are part of a national move to modernise the justice system, which will see the closure of 86 courts in total.

A report released by the Ministry of Justice said many of the current 460 court buildings are underused.

The report added that these underused courts and tribunals are expensive to maintain yet unsuitable for modern technology.

In the last few years Merseyside has lost Dale Street Magistrates' Court, Victoria Street Magistrates' Court, Huyton and Knowlsey Magistrates' Court and North Sefton Magistrates' Court.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 12, 2016
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