North East Wales

Switched-off buzzer at Mold Crown Court strands jurors

Jurors at Mold Crown Court were left in their room for an extra three hours - because the court buzzer was inadvertently switched off.

The jurors, who had taken an hour to reach their verdict on Wednesday, were rescued after a jury bailiff asked if they needed help.

It then emerged they had buzzed about 30 times while waiting patiently for someone to fetch them.

The buzzer has now been fixed and Judge Philip Hughes apologised to the jury.