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Travellers given marching orders ahead of community festival
A group of travellers have been moved on after they set up camp on the site of a weekend festival.
Officers visited Oaklands Park, Chichester, yesterday (September 7) ahead of Sunday’s Get Active event.
Using their powers under Section 61 they gave the group their marching orders to ensure the festival went ahead.
Sgt Alan Fenn said: "The travellers had moved on to the site yesterday morning but after speaking to them they agreed to move on again.
“This was reinforced by the use of the Section 61 power to ensure the festival could be held on the playing fields tomorrow.
"The travellers left peacefully and the likelihood of any disruption to the event has now been minimised."