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Travellers move caravans into site of demolished Barking pub

PUBLISHED: 13:32 27 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37 27 June 2016

Dozens of people have moved into the site of the former Barking pub

Dozens of people have moved into the site of the former Barking pub

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Dozens of Travellers have moved caravans into the demolition site of a former pub.

Two of the caravans inside the demolition siteTwo of the caravans inside the demolition site

The families have parked up amid the rubble of what was the White Horse in North Street, Barking.

Speaking on the site, Thomas Quilligan said the families are being chased around London while trying to find somewhere to stay.

“Our kids go to school here,” he said. “We need someone to look after us.”

He added: “We will be gone in four or five days.”

The pub was demolished in AprilThe pub was demolished in April

It is understood the caravans arrived today and Barking and Dagenham Council has been informed.

The pub, formerly known as the Pickled Newt, had been boarded up since it closed in December 2013 and was demolished in April.

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