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TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a piece of land in the middle of a housing estate.

A number of caravans parked on a patch of grass in Forest Way, Gosport, yesterday afternoon.

Gosport Borough Council is in the process of serving the travellers with a notice forcing them to move from the site by 4pm today.

The leader of Gosport Borough Council Cllr Mark Hook said members of the public had complained about the presence of the travellers.

He said: ‘We reacted immediately when we found out. They are on a tiny piece of land.

‘We are going through the route of going to court and we will be serving them with an order. We are having a dialogue with them and they have been asked to vacate by 4pm.

‘I think the travellers will recognise it’s not a great place for them to be any more.’