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TRAVELLERS have left a layby near the A27 after being threatened with bailiffs.

The encampment packed up today after being 24 hours notice by Havant Borough Council to leave the layby off the A259 Havant Road, in Emsworth.

The 10 caravans moved peacefully off the land and were escorted by police out of the area.

Council wardens are due to start the clean-up at 7.30am tomorrow.

Around £350 from the public purse has already been spent on legal costs to evict the group.

A spokeswoman for Havant council said: ‘Council officers are unable to comment on the cost of the clean up operation until they have had a full inspection of the site.’