Travellers removed from Dagenham’s Central Park

The traveller site in Dagenham. Picture: LBBD

The traveller site in Dagenham. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

An illegal traveller site was removed from Central Park in Dagenham last week.

Three caravans and four vehicles, including a small lorry, were issued with an enforcement notice to leave the site within two hours or risk being arrested.

The individuals were “aggressive and threatening” towards police and council officers but left the park within an hour, according to a council spokesman.

This is the third time in three weeks that Barking and Dagenham Council has had to move on travellers who have set up camp in the borough.

The council was granted addition powers by the High Court last year to enforce an illegal encampment injunction.

Jonathon Toy, operating director for enforcement services at Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “This is exactly why we were so determined to secure the injucnction. The council and poliec will continue to use the powers, granted through the injunction, to its maximum effect to ensure Barking and Dagenham is protected.”