A traveller group has pitched up in Preston’s largest park.Advertisement
More than a dozen caravans have parked up on the Blackpool Road side of Moor Park.
The grade-II listed park has around ten horses grazing on a patch of land near the games area and the Jeremiah Horrocks observatory.
Tyre tracks can be seen on the grass where the travellers have made their way to the land.
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It is understood the group arrived during Sunday (9 September) afternoon.
A council spokeswoman said: “A group from the travelling community arrived on Moor Park on Sunday 9th September. Officers have attended to speak to them and welfare checks will soon be carried out by colleagues at Lancashire County Council.
“Eviction proceedings against the group will be commenced should the families fail to leave the site voluntarily.
“This is a large public park and it’s hoped disruption to local residents, businesses and park users will be minimal.”
In 2016 the park saw an encampment of travellers set up camp before the city council applied for an injunction to move them on.