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18 August 2017

Bailiffs and cops storm village green to evict travellers after more than 30 caravans turned up two weeks ago

THIS is the tense moment a group of travellers were evicted after cops put their two-week stay in a public field to and end.

Cops were seen discussing an exit with travellers in Knowle Green, Staines, yesterday morning.

 

A Surrey law enforcement officer stands at the scene discussing the eviction of the travellers with a colleague
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A Surrey law enforcement officer stands at the scene discussing the eviction of the travellers with a colleague[/caption]

Up to 30 caravans were seen at the site over their two-week stay in Knowle Green, Staines
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Up to 30 caravans were seen at the site over their two-week stay in Knowle Green, Staines[/caption]

Travellers arrived at the site on August 4, and it is the latest in a long-running series of incidents involving travellers throughout Surrey this summer
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Travellers arrived at the site on August 4, and it is the latest in a long-running series of incidents involving travellers throughout Surrey this summer[/caption]

Police officers also arrived at the scene yesterday morning to 'keep the peace'
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Police officers also arrived at the scene yesterday morning to ‘keep the peace’[/caption]

Eyewitnesses say that those at the scene were from the Adas Farm family travelling community, who arrived on August 4.

They had stayed more than a fortnight before police had to get involved.

Officers arrived yesterday having just issued a warrant under Section 51 the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, Get Surrey reports.

It is claimed that 30 caravans were at the site during the stay.

A cop told locals they were there “to keep the peace” as they left.

Cops and council staff oversaw the operation to remove the travellers from the site
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Cops and council staff oversaw the operation to remove the travellers from the site[/caption]

A council worker walks across the site after having held discussions with the travellers
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A council worker walks across the site after having held discussions with the travellers[/caption]

Cars owned by the travellers began filling up with luggage and belongings after council staff and cops arrived
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Cars owned by the travellers began filling up with luggage and belongings after council staff and cops arrived[/caption]

One traveller said: 'This is terrible, where are our human rights?'
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One traveller said: ‘This is terrible, where are our human rights?’[/caption]

 

However one traveller said: “This is terrible, where are our human rights?

“The council must up their game and provide us with land, we are willing to pay rent.”



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