Travellers set up camp on playing fields

A group of travellers have set up camp on playing fields.

Thursday, 12th April 2018, 2:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th April 2018, 2:56 pm
Playing fields at Orchard Head. Picture courtesy of Google.

The group, and horses, have been at Orchard Head fields in Pontefract, for several days.

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Wakefield Council said it is taking legal action to move them on.

Glynn Humphries, the council’s Service Director for Environment and Streetscene, said: “We are aware of an unauthorised encampment of travellers on Orchard Head playing fields in Pontefract.

"We have started legal action and a court date is set for tomorrow morning (Friday 13 April), where we will seek an order to remove them.”