Police respond to unauthorised encampment of travellers in Gaydon

Police presence spotted in the village of Gaydon this afternoon, Tuesday October 6, following the unauthorised encampment of some travellers in the village.

A 'large' police presence can be spotted in the village of Gaydon this afternoon, Tuesday October 6, following the unauthorised encampment of some travellers in the village.

Warwickshire Police officers with the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) assisted by officers with the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team and the Stratford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have been in the the village this afternoon.

Wellesbourne Police posted the following message on its Facebook page: "As a local team, we are also keeping a large presence in the area for reassurance, to combat the anti-social behaviour and deter further offences similar to those that have occurred in recent days."

The group have been served notice to vacate within 24 hours. Failure may result in further legal action.

The Warwickshire Police Rural Crime Team posted the following message on its Facebook page about the travellers: "We had an early start today after a sudden spike in criminal activity in the Gaydon area of Warwickshire.

"Members of the RCT made PC PURCELL and I aware of an illegal unauthorised encampment in Gaydon that setup late Friday evening. As a result we decided to come in earlier than our scheduled shift today and make out presence known.

"We have conducted checks on multiple items of property at the location and we will remain in the area for the rest of the day to offer reassurance to the community and take positive actions where required."

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