UPDATED: POLICE have confirmed they will use special powers to evict travellers who have set up camp at Risley after being moved on from Woolston Community Hub in Warrington.
The encampment which was successfully evicted from the car park at Woolston Community Hub yesterday has now arrived at Silver Lane Risley.
Police moved in to serve a section 61 order on the illegal encampment on the car park at Woolston yesterday (Wednesday) and have now confirmed they will use the same powers to evict them from Silver Lane.
A total of 14 caravans and associated vehicles has arrived at Silver Lane, Risley – a site which has been frequented by travellers on numerous occasions over the years, despite a locked barrier being placed across the road.
Warrington council’s gypsy and traveller support officers visited the site earlier today to carry out welfare checks and has now confirmed police will use their special powers to move them on again