Crawley traveller camp: landowners considering action

Travellers have moved into Crawley
Travellers have moved into Crawley

Landowners are considering what action to take after a large group of travellers pitched up in Crawley, police said.

A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed about 60 traveller vehicles arrived on open private land at Forge Wood overnight between Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September.

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He said: “They drove on to the land which contained no obstructions to them.

“Police and WSCC have visited the area and spoken to the owners, a private housing company, who are considering what action to take.”

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No police powers to require removal are being exercised at this time although the position is being kept under review, he added.