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Disco-loving travellers face eviction after early hours Abba party in Worthing
Disco-loving travellers are to be evicted from their temporary home after police were called to reports they were listening to ABBA full-blast at 1.30am.
Travellers were allegedly blaring out techno music during the early hours.
Angry residents posted footage of the late night party on YouTube after claiming they were kept awake between 1am and 2am on Sunday after a band of travellers set up camp in West Parade, Worthing, close to the seafront.
Elaine Deed, who lives near the site, posted the link on YouTube.
Rave Writing on Twitter Ms Deed said: “As I could not sleep with heavy club music. I recorded it.
“Now on YouTube. Enjoy! Yes have called 101 [Sussex Police] to report noisy neighbours/travellers three times! Any chance of reduction in council tax? Haha.”
Leader of Worthing Borough Council Paul Yallop re-tweeted links to the ‘rave’ and called on Sussex Police to review the encampment.
Speaking to The Argus, Councillor Yallop said: “I’ve listened to the video and the music is really loud and they are right up against homes.
“We have gained a possession order and the travellers have been directed to leave in 24 hours.
“The illegal encampment has had an impact on the community.
“While rubbish has been cleaned away, such noise is unacceptable.”
A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 1.30am on Sunday to reports of loud music, believed to be ABBA, coming from vehicles parked on the green at Anscombe Road, Worthing.
“Officers attended around 3.15am but it was all quiet and no music was heard.”
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