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

Police officers have visited an illegal traveller site set up in a Sheffield park. Â

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:33 am
Travellers have set up camp in Hillsborough 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'.

The force said '˜officers will continue to monitor the situation'.

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.