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Traveller caravans pull onto playing fields in Stafford

By Alex Ross | Stafford | News | Published:

Travellers have moved onto playing fields in Stafford.

Travellers on playing fields opposite The Holmcroft pub. The parked cars pictured have no association with encampment.

Around a dozen vehicles arrived on the fields off Holmcroft Road on Saturday afternoon.

They are situated next to Holmcroft Library and a children's play area.

Stafford Borough Council is aware of the incident.

Travellers on playing fields opposite The Holmcroft pub.

County Councillor Jonathan Price said: "I've been to the site and am monitoring the situation.

"Unfortunately we are finding they are already leaving a mess at the site."

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We received reports at around 12.20pm on Saturday of members of the travelling community parking vehicles on land off Holmcroft Road in Stafford.

"At the moment this is a civil matter but officers are monitoring the situation.".

Alex Ross

By Alex Ross
Investigations Editor - @alexross_star

Investigations Editor at the Express & Star. Everyone has a story - tell me yours.

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