A PUB has been forced to close after a local who visited over the weekend tested positive for Covid-19.

It was announced by The Crown Inn at King's Somborne, Stockbridge, that the local person had visited the pub on Sunday (August 30).

The pub decided to close on Monday for "an extra deep clean" and is set to reopen when they are "confident it is Covid-19 secure".

In a social media statement they wrote: "We have been informed that a local person who visited our premises on Sunday 30th August has since tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution we have closed the pub from today 3rd Sept for an extra deep clean.

"We will reopen as soon as we are confident it is Covid-19 secure."

Staff at the Crown Inn closed on Thursday evening for extra deep cleaning and said they had informed anyone who was in close contact with others.

They added: "We have not been contacted by NHS track and trace and asked for our records. We have requested further advice from NHS.

"We are closed this evening for extra deep cleaning. Everybody that was in close contact with people involved have been told. If we are told we must close we will of course comply."

Staff said that one person from each group were asked to complete forms when they came to the bar.