THE police are evicting a group of travellers parked in Hastings.

Several caravans arrived at Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, on Tuesday evening.

Sussex Police and Hastings Borough Council, which owns the land, ordered the group to leave using powers under S61 of the Police and Criminal Justice Act.

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The travellers were moved on from Seaford on Tuesday afternoon.

Inspector Jonny Hartley from Sussex Police said: "We understand there are concerns in the local community but there is a process which has to be followed by law.

"The travellers have been served notice to leave the site today."