Day trip­pers’ hor­ror af­ter trav­ellers go on fight spree

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ARMED gyp­sies ram­paged through a sea­side re­sort af­ter in-fight­ing spilled out from a trav­eller’s site.

El­derly cou­ples and young fam­i­lies had the peace of a day trip shat­tered by vi­o­lence.

At a makeshift camp­site a row erupted be­tween two men in a white Tran­sit van and the al­ter­ca­tion quickly turned nasty, prompt­ing a huge po­lice re­sponse.

One of the men, wear­ing a skull hat, hoodie and track­suit bot­toms, ap­par­ently went be­serk and started smash­ing up the the ve­hi­cle from the in­side, caus­ing the driver to flee.

A hor­ri­fied on­looker at the scene near the Es­planade in South­port, Mersey­side, said: “There was a lot of shout­ing and I saw a man run off and an­other man hold­ing a large pole.”

Po­lice of­fi­cers turned up at the scene where around half a dozen car­a­vans are pitched but no trav­eller would co-op­er­ate.

A spokesper­son from Mersey­side Po­lice said: “Of­fi­cers at­tended a dis­tur­bance at the Es­planade in South­port and spoke to a num­ber of trav­ellers at the site.”

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