Caravans spotted on Northampton park after accessing site last night

Three caravans have been spotted on Thornton Park.
Three caravans have been spotted on Thornton Park.

A group of travellers have pitched up on a Northampton park near a children's play park and a row of allotments.

Three caravans and accompanying vehicles drove on Thornton Park, off Kingsthorpe Road, at around 6pm yesterday (August 21).

They are parked just off Tollgate Close. It is not yet known how they accessed the park.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire County Council said: “The Countywide Travellers Unit (CTU) have been made aware of an unauthorised encampment of three caravans at Thornton Park in Northampton.

“Northamptonshire Police and CTU are carrying out assessments today to begin proceedings to move the encampment on.”

These are travellers’ and Gypsies rights when they move onto land