A GROUP of travellers, who were branded “vile” after setting up camp at a cemetery, have moved on.

The unauthorised encampment of van dwellers has sparked public outrage after taking up residence at the Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Warren Road, Woodingdean, this weekend.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokeswoman said: “The travellers left the land voluntarily over the weekend and have left the city.”

The group of nine caravans arrived at the 37-acre lawn memorial, which has specialist areas set aside for Muslims, Quakers and other denominations, on Saturday afternoon.

Residents took to Facebook to show their disgust.

One said: “They’re riding their quad bikes in and around a cemetery - one that my dad is buried in. Absolutely vile.”