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TRAVELLERS have set up camp in the car park of a bankrupt DIY store for the second time in seven months.

The caravans arrived at the former Focus store on Newgate Lane in Fareham yesterday.

But steps have already been taken to move them on.

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘Obviously this isn’t as easy for us to deal with as when they’re on council land because this is private property.

‘We have been in touch with the landowners and we will give all the advice we can, but it is down to them to move them on.’

The car park has been used by travellers before – several caravans stopped there last September.