POLICE have moved swiftly to move on a travellers encampment of around 20 vehicles causing potential dangers to road users from open land near Appleton Thorn, Warrington.
Following complaints to the borough council from local residents police used their powers under section 61 of the criminal justice and public order act 1994 issuing a notice ordering the travellers to move on.
An estimated 20 vehicles, including caravans and trucks, appeared on the grass verges at Dipping Brook Avenue.
Cllr Paul Kennedy, who lives in nearby Appleton said: “The council and police moved swiftly to serve the necessary notices. If they haven’t already moved on they should have gone by tomorrow.”
A council spokesman added: “The police have agreed to serve the notice as this is a particularly large group who are potentially causing a danger to other road users and themselves by causing a significant disruption and obstruction of the highway.”