Travellers set up camp in Shaw Cross

LATEST NEWS Travellers set up camp in Shaw Cross.
LATEST NEWS Travellers set up camp in Shaw Cross.

Travellers have moved on to playing fields used for junior rugby league games in Shaw Cross.

The group set up camp last night (Monday) on the Leeds Road site, which is used regularly by Shaw Cross Sharks.

A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “A group of travellers who have recently moved off the land at Sands Lane following legal action are understood to have moved onto playing fields at Leeds Road.

“The land is owned by the council and legal proceedings will begin today.”

The council won a possession order for its Sands Lane site in Dewsbury during a hearing at Huddersfield County Court today (Tuesday).

It meant the travellers would have been evicted if they had not already moved on.