Former courthouse tops £112,000 after going to auction

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The former Sudbury Magistrates’ Court has been sold at auction.

The empty building in Acton Lane fetched £112,500 on Thursday after going under the hammer in London.

It includes two court rooms, a magistrates’ retiring room, probation office and reception area and is linked to the town’s police station by a sealed door.

HM Courts Service sold the property around two years after it closed in April 2011, when cases were moved to Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court.

A spokeswoman for Allsop property consultants, which is handling the sale, said she was unable to give any details of the identity of the buyer. The court had been listed with a price of between £75,000 and £125,000.

Speaking before the auction, Simon Hepworth, from Allsop, said the site could be used for a variety of purposes, including homes or offices, subject to planning permission.