Travellers pitch up by Thames Valley Police Kidlington HQ

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Travellers on Ron Groves Park in KidlingtonImage source, Giselle Alden
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"It's not fair on the people who live here," said councillor Maurice Billington

A group of "cheeky" travellers has pitched up close to a police headquarters.

About 10 caravans arrived at Ron Groves Park, near Thames Valley Police's offices in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, on Tuesday evening.

Local councillor Maurice Billington said the travellers assured him they would leave the fields on Thursday.

A police spokesman said they would only become involved if the civil process had been "exhausted".

Mr Billington said he visited the travellers on Tuesday evening after receiving phone calls from concerned local residents.

"They've been driving cars and motorbikes around the park where the local football team play," he added.

"I've been told they're also taking water from peoples' outside taps."

Some local residents expressed their dismay on social media, claiming the travellers had broken into the park.

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"They're cheeky pitching up by the police," Mr Billington said.

"Travellers will park anywhere, they would even park in the police car park if they wanted."

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