The borough is a divorce hotspot with one of the highest rates of marital splits in the UK, new figures have revealed.

Some 1,672 married couples called it a day in Croydon last year - a rate of nearly five divorces every day.

The statistics, released by the Ministry of Justice today, reveal Croydon County Court saw the eighth highest number of divorces between October 2011 and September last year.

Croydon saw a higher number than any other London court.

Courts in Birmingham saw the most divorces in the country, with 2,799.