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Travellers who left park and ride site move onto land near Next at Longwater

PUBLISHED: 07:52 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 07 June 2018

A group of travellers has set up near Next at Longwater. Pic: Archant.

A group of travellers has set up near Next at Longwater. Pic: Archant.

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Travellers who were forced to leave a park and ride site on the edge of Norwich after court action have set up camp in another location.

A group had arrived on Norfolk County Council-owned Harford Park and Ride on Friday, May 25.

A criminal summons for the travellers was brought about by the county council after they failed to leave by Tuesday, May 29.

The order to remove them was enforced at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, with the group, along with their vehicles, told to leave under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

And the group had today moved on, but not very far.

They have now moved onto land opposite the Next store at Longwater.

There are about half a dozen vehicles, including caravans and vans on the land, partly shielded by trees.

KonectBus, which manages the Harford park and ride site, along with at Postwick, Costessey and Thickthorn, had said it planned to bolster security at those sites.

A police car was tonight parked across the entrance to the Costessey Park and Ride site, which is about a mile away from where the travellers are now based.

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