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Travellers set up camp in Soham town centre

A group of travellers have set up camp in a Soham town centre car park.

On Friday the convoy of about 10 caravans entered the Clay Street car park, which is near the town's Asda supermarket. The car park is owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Sgt Mark Rabel, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "We are aware of a caravan encampment in Soham and we visited the location with officers from East Cambridgeshire District Council today.

Clay Street, Soham, travellers (17328477)
Clay Street, Soham, travellers (17328477)

"We understand the group will have moved on within the next 48 hours and are monitoring the situation."

Soham Town Council have closed their part of the Fountain Lane Recreation Ground car park, but the part managed by the district council remains open.

East Cambridgeshire District Council were approached for comment, but did not respond at the time of publication.