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Travellers near Martlesham Aldi move to Park and Ride site

PUBLISHED: 13:49 29 January 2020

Travellers are understood to be pitched up near the A12 Martlesham Park & Ride roundabout. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Travellers are understood to be pitched up near the A12 Martlesham Park & Ride roundabout. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Several caravans have pitched up in the Park and Ride site at Martlesham, after they moved from a field just a mile away.

According to businesses nearby and posts on social media, the travellers were spotted in the rear car park of the Park and Ride, just off of the A12.

A spokesman for East Suffolk Council said: "We are aware of an unauthorised encampment at Martlesham Park and Ride.

"An officer has been to visit the site and a welfare check will be carried out as soon as possible. Actions will be taken in accordance with the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Protocol for unauthorised encampments."

The council confirmed it is the same encampment which have moved from near the Aldi site, just a mile down the road.

On Friday, January 24, pictures emerged showing the travellers' encampment in a field opposite the Martlesham Aldi.

The caravans were understood to have arrived on Friday, January 24 and police were also spotted on site that same day.

Suffolk police said they were aware of the caravans at the Martlesham Park and Ride site and East Suffolk Council were investigating the incident.


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