Travellers set up camp on private land in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 09:33 28 October 2016

Travellers set up camp on private land in Welwyn Garden City

Travellers set up camp on private land in Welwyn Garden City

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Welwyn Hatfield Council and the police have responded to travellers who entered a building site in Welwyn Garden City.

Travellers entered the building site on Broadwater Road at 10pm on Tuesday, October 25.

Police officers were called to the area and will be liaising with both the landowners and the travellers.

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokeswoman said: “We received a report of an unauthorised encampment at 41-45 Broadwater Road. Officers visited the site and confirmed the presence of 5 caravans.

“The land is in private ownership and it is their responsibility to take the appropriate action.

“We will be contacting the landowner to determine next steps and will be closely monitoring the situation.”

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