Photos show police approaching travellers on Southsea Common

POLICE have been pictured talking to travellers who have pitched up on Southsea Common.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 10:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 10:56 am
Police approach travellers at Southsea Common on June 23, 2020. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The caravans arrived on the Common last Wednesday.

Pictures taken this morning show police officers approaching the traveller site on Southsea Common.

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Travellers at Southsea Common on June 23, 2020. Picture: Habibur Rahman

It comes as Portsmouth City Council is set to ask for a court order at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to remove the travellers.

The common has proved to be a fruitful destination for travellers with the previous pilgrimage to the site in May seeing dozens of caravans and several vans in May.

When the travellers arrived last week, one resident told The News said: ‘There are lots of travellers back on the common with more arriving.’

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