4th Dec, 2016

Travellers escorted out of War Memorial car park by a trio of police cars

Shaun Reynolds 5th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TRAVELLERS who illegally pitched up in Coventry’s War Memorial car park were finally escorted out of the site at 5.15pm on Friday (April 1).

Following an order from the Council to leave the site by Wednesday evening, the travellers were helped out of the car park some 48 hours after their deadline.

Large amounts of rubbish and gas canisters were left behind following their departure – which was cleared away over the weekend.

Coventry Conservative campaigner, Mark Taylor, who visited the site on three separate occasions, said: “I don’t understand how these travellers can assume they can take up space, leave mess and just get in everyone’s way.

“Travellers were opening their doors and throwing, what I presume is, water out of their doors without any consideration for Coventry residents.

“They weren’t in a hurry to leave and the bayliff even helped them clear up some pieces of litter to speed the process up.

“We had plenty of Cheylesmore residents call us concerned about where the travellers will go next and they were genuinely worried.”

It is understood that the travellers split up once they left the site and were tracked by three police cars that followed them out of Coventry and north of the ring road.

Their current destination is unknown.