Travellers move onto land behind Peterborough church

Travellers have moved onto land behind a Peterborough church.

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 5:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:02 am
A previous incident of travellers pitching up in Peterborough

Seven caravans and other vehicles are pitched at the back of Brookside Methodist Church in Gunthorpe Road.

A Peterborough City Council spokeswoman said: “We are aware that there is an unauthorised encampment in Gunthorpe and are using council powers to move the group on as quickly as possible.

“Eviction proceedings (S.77) are underway - and if they fail to move we will take further measures (court order to allow bailiffs) in order to move them on.

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“We are working closely with police colleagues and continue to review the situation.”