An extradition hearing for the former Portsmouth Football Club chairman Vladimir Antonov has been adjourned for six months.
Pompey fans have been given a massive boost today having been named as preferred bidders to buy their club.
Portsmouth Football Club could face liquidation after the former owner withdrew an offer to buy the side. A fans' consortium bid remains.
It was claimed in court today that the Russian former owner of Portsmouth Football Club was the primary mover in a 500 million Euro fraud which forced the bank he controlled to be nationalised.
Vladimir Antonov and his Lithuanian business partner are fighting extradition to Lithuania. The men claim they are victims of a politically motivated conspiracy. The hearing in London is expected to last two weeks.
Portsmouth Football Club has announced their support for plans to build a giant Tesco superstore near their football ground Fratton Park.
The 5,500 square foot development would be built on land adjacent to Fratton Way.
The public will be able to have their say on the plans at public consultation events on Friday 5th July and Saturday 6th July in the Victory Rooms.
Fans of Portsmouth FC have continued their celebrations after the club's Supporters' Trust learnt it can take over the club.
The Trust announced today that it will appoint Mark Caitlin as Chief Executive under the new regime. The 47-year-old has been working with Trust members at Fratton Park for the last few months. He will fill the role previously taken by David Lampitt.
Click video: Sarah Gomme reported on the Pompey victory at the High Court, and Andrew Pate reported live from Fratton Park.
Click video: ' Play up Pompey' echoes around the High Court building as the Portsmouth Supporters' Trust and fans celebrate today's decision.
Click video: All the emotion of the day is captured in this interview with Portsmouth Supporters' Trust board member Pam Wilkins.
Pompey fans are delighted that supporters will run the club. We have interviews around Fratton Park.
Ashley Brown, Chairman of the PST, said: “This is a historic day for Portsmouth Football Club and for Pompey fans everywhere.
"Pompey fans are now days away from owning and running our club and becoming the biggest community owned football club in the country.
"We have a lot of people to thank, and much more to say, but will do that once the details of today’s settlement are finalised.
"For now, we would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Pompey fans all over the world who have pledged money and have saved our club from liquidation.
"Now the next chapter of hard work begins to transform our club into something the community of Portsmouth can be proud of, both on and off the field.
Portsmouth Supporters Trust celebrate the news that the fans will take over the club.