Travellers occupy Halewick Lane park

Travellers at Halewick Lane, Sompting
Travellers at Halewick Lane, Sompting

TRAVELLERS set up camp at the park in Halewick Lane, Sompting yesterday evening.

Residents report around 15 to 20 caravans on the site, surrounding the children’s play area.

It is believed the group broke down a wooden fence next to the allotments to get their vehicles onto the park.

Sompting Parish Council chairman Barry Mear said when he attended the site last night there had been ‘no police presence whatsoever’.

Mr Mear said he was worried about where the travellers would head next.