EERIE images captured by urban explorers show the desolate former Bury Magistrates’ Court building frozen in time.

The Tenters Street court heard its last case in March 2017 and has sat collecting dust ever since.

However after months of seeking, a team of urban explorers were finally granted exclusive permission to stalk the courthouse’s derelict corridors, chambers and cells; and documented their incredible findings.

Their visit is the first time any members of the public have been allowed in the building since its closure.

In the course of their inquiries, under the court’s now dimmed lights, the explorers visited the building’s recesses ­— from the main courts and prisoner cells, to those for juveniles, as well as interview rooms, kitchens, docks, witness stands, judges seats and more.

Their photographs and videos captured creaking, cobwebbed and dust festooned hallways and rooms littered with debris, while others are chillingly bare, absent of any signs of human use beyond the now dilapidated furnishings, and more still lie in a state of complete disrepair.

Other images show defunct attack alarms and damaged signs, a reminder of the building’s original de jure state.

One of the explorers, Lee Sherman, who goes by the name Urban Sherman, said: “You can tell the place is old, you hear the building creaking, it’s almost like the walls are trying to talk to you telling all the history it’s had to offer over the years.

“This was one of my favourite explores as I’m born and bred in Bury so it meant a lot to get inside and document.

“If I could some up exactly how it felt when I was inside this place I would say it felt like time had stopped once I’d entered the courts. Every room had a story, a story with massive significance.”

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