Police officers make visit to illegal traveller site set up in Sheffield park

Travellers have set up camp in Hillsborough Park
Travellers have set up camp in Hillsborough Park
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Police officers have visited an illegal traveller site set up in a Sheffield park.  

Caravans started to arrive at Hillsborough Park last night, with a number of travellers having set up camp on the Parkside Road car park.

The makeshift traveller site was reported to both South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council last night.

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South Yorkshire Police said ‘officers have attended’ but there are ‘no reports of crime at the moment’.

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The force said ‘officers will continue to monitor the situation’.

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This morning Sheffield Council said it is ‘aware of the caravans that arrived in Hillsborough Park yesterday afternoon’ and ‘will be working alongside South Yorkshire Police to bring this to a speedy resolution’.

In June, after travellers set up camp at Handsworth Recreation Ground, a local councillor suggested a suitable plot was needed for travellers to use when passing through the area in future.