Po­lice called to farm over trav­ellers’ camp

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have been called to a site in Yiewsley where dozens of car­a­vans have set up camp near Tesco, but said they were un­able to do any­thing un­til the landowner asks them to leave.

The trav­ellers were spot­ted en­ter­ing land at Philpott’s Farm, just off High Street, on the evening of Wed­nes­day July 13 and there have been po­lice and se­cu­rity spot­ted on the site.

Po­lice have said that no ar­rests have been made in con­nec­tion with the trav­ellers and no crim­i­nal of­fences have been dis­closed.

A Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice spokesper­son said: “Po­lice were called at 10.40pm on Thurs­day July 14 to re­ports of a group of trav­ellers at a pri­vate prop­erty in Cow­ley Road, Uxbridge.

“Be­fore po­lice can make a di­rec­tion to leave, part of the leg­is­la­tion re­quires the landowner to take steps to ask for the tres­passers to leave and ve­hi­cles to be re­moved.

“Hillingdon bor­ough of­fi­cers have spo­ken to the rel­e­vant landown­ers ac­cord­ingly.”

A van of se­cu­rity dogs was spot­ted at the en­trance to the green space on the morn­ing of Fri­day July 15 and there have been re­ports of rub­bish dumped in the fields.

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