Travellers move from Gainsborough sports centre car park in Ipswich after three days

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

A group of travellers that had arrived at a sports centre car park in Ipswich at the weekend moved on last night.

Suffolk police officers were alerted at around 9.30pm on Saturday after a group of caravans arrived at the car park for Gainsborough Sports Centre in Brazier’s Wood Road, Ipswich.

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said early yesterday the land was owned by the council, and added: “We are working with our partners to regain possession of our car park.”

It is understood three caravans and one motorhome made up the group, although it was unclear how many people were there.

The travellers had expressed an intention to move on by Thursday, but last night it emerged they had already departed.


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