Travellers arrive at Gainsborough Sports Centre car park in Ipswich

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

A group of travellers have arrived at a car park in Ipswich.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

Suffolk police officers were alerted at around 9.30pm on Saturday after a group of caravans arrived at the car park for Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich.

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said the land was owned by the council, and added: “We are working with our partners to regain possession of our car park.”

It is understood that three caravans and one motorhome make up the group.

A police spokesman said they were working alongside the council over the matter.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

Travellers encampment at Gainsborough sports centre.

It is understood the travellers have expressed an intention to move on by Thursday.

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