Special police powers used on travellers at Chichester’s Roman site

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POLICE have used specialist powers to move a group of travellers from Chichester’s Roman Ampitheatre.

Ten caravans and 10 other vehicles set up on Thursday morning.

A Section 61 order – which can only be used by the police – was invoked that night and resulted in the group moving on peacefully.

Around 28 travellers originally moved into the city last week in Quarry Lane.

They were intercepted by police, who moved them on, before they set up in Florence Road.

After being told they faced eviction from the site, they moved again to the Ampitheatre in Velyn Avenue area of the city.

The Section 61 was used on the grounds it was a heritage site and close to a residential area.