Travellers face eviction

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BABERGH District Council is seeking a court order to evict a group of travellers who have set up home in Sudbury.

The group of around 20 travellers failed to move on after a Notice of Direction was served requiring them to leave the site on Friars Meadow by 10am on Monday.

A council spokesman said: “Friars Meadow is a heavily-used recreational site and numerous complaints have been received from users of the meadows.

“We must now obtain a court order to evict the travellers. Providing the court grants the order, we will then be able to evict them.”

The case will be heard at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Sudbury Police have been monitoring the site since the arrival of the travellers and were present during the serving of the original Notice of Direction.