Traveller encampment pitches up next to Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium

A travelling encampment is currently located at the Sixfields football stadium.

A travelling encampment is currently located at the Sixfields football stadium.

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A traveller encampment has pitched up within yards of Sixfields stadium in Northampton this afternoon.

A photograph posted on Twitter shows a total of 12 caravans and vehicles located metres from the rear of the North Stand of the Cobblers ground.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said offices were due to attend the scene.

Police first received reports that a number of caravans were in the Sixfields area at around 1.40pm.

The spokesman said the group had first tried to pitch up on the nearby TGI Friday’s and KFC car parks, before heading across a grassed area towards the North Stand of the Sixfields football stadium.

A spokeswoman for the Countywide Travellers’ Unit (CTU) said: “The CTU’s police liaison officer has visited the site at Sixfields where 12 caravans are currently located.

“As this is private land the CTU is working in an advisory capacity.”