Reports of fires outside Northampton caravan park after travellers park up by main gate

A group of travellers have pitched up on a patch of land outside the Billing Aquadrome Camp Site in Northampton.

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 12:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:38 am
The travellers parked outside Billing Aquadrome's main gate.
The travellers parked outside Billing Aquadrome's main gate.

At least four caravans and accompanying vehicles parked outside the main gate at around 4pm yesterday (November 15).

The travellers reportedly lit a campfire on the nearby roundabout at around 9pm last night.

Residents say they heard the group late into the night.

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A burnt-out campfire on the roundabout. The group reportedly lit a fire there at around 9pm yesterday (November 15).

One man, who asked not to be named, said: "What can we do? I've heard security have called in extra staff on overtime while they are here."

Northamptonshire County Council Travellers' Unit has been contacted for a comment.

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A burnt-out campfire on the roundabout. The group reportedly lit a fire there at around 9pm yesterday (November 15).