Travellers evicted from town footie club

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Travellers who set up camp at Newport Town football ground were evicted by the council yesterday.

Two caravans arrived at the ground in Willen Road at 8pm on Monday night. Police were called but had no power to move the travlellers on, with 12 more caravans arriving an hour later.

MK Council served a section 61 notice on the group on Tuesday morning giving them 24 hours to move on from the site.

Newport Pagnell Town Football Club were advised by police not to train as scheduled and the clubhouse was closed. Officials are now planning to ask the council to install measures to deter illegal encampments in the future.