ANYONE hoping to apply online for senior jobs at Cheshire Police was delayed, after its website crashed due to ‘technical difficulties’. 

The website suffered a 'server problem' and was down for more than seven hours. It is now live again.

Applications opened on Monday for a programme offering a fast track route to becoming an inspector with the force.

A warning sign on was posted to say it is ‘under maintenance’.

Cheshire Police said on Twitter it was ‘working to fix these issues’.

In another tweet, it added: “For anyone wishing to apply for the fast track scheme: the job app will be available on the website as soon as technical issues are resolved.”

A large amount of interest was expected in the fast track programme.

The application window is open until Sunday, May 11.

For more details on the scheme click here.