DOZENS of workers have blocked Broadmoor Hospitals entrance this morning, in a protest over staff pay.

Construction workers from Kier, gathered at around 8am, blocking the entrance of the site in Crowthorne.

Thames Valley Police attended the scene and are working to 'calm' the situation down.

Locals took to social media to express their concerns with one saying Kier, who have been contracted to redevelop the hospital, can not afford to pay its workers.

A police spokesman said: "This was a peaceful protest regarding civil matter on Joshua Jebb Way.

"Officers attended to ensure it was a lawful and peaceful protest, which has now ended and no arrests were made."

Kier has a £115 million contract to build a new hospital with 10 wards containing 162 secure mental health beds to replace the facilities currently provided in its outdated Victorian buildings.

The company then started works in 2014 with a set completion date of June 2017 however delays pushed this back to April 2019.

A Kier spokesperson, said: "Following a subcontractor issue at Broadmoor Hospital this morning, we confirm the matter has been resolved and works continue on site."