Travellers asked to leave University College sports fields

Scores of caravans reportedly moved onto Univ and Corpus' shared sports ground last night

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Police have ordered a group of travellers to leave University College sports fields, after they arrived in caravans to the site last night.

Scores of caravans began arriving on the fields, on Abingdon Road, last night, with more arriving this morning, the Oxford Mail has reported.

Thames Valley Police have asked the group to move on, after an angry response from local residents. The group were expected to leave by 7pm tonight.

One local resident told the Oxford Mail: “A few arrived last night and now there are loads of them. There is already rubbish piling up and people have complained of trouble.”

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.30pm yesterday to say some caravans had arrived at University College sports field.

“The people who are on the site have agreed to leave at 7pm tonight.”

Cherwell was unable to contact a member of the travellers’ community for comment.

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