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BREAKING NEWS: Travellers pitch up in Noak Hill playground

PUBLISHED: 13:28 12 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 June 2012

The police are investigating

The police are investigating

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Around a dozen traveller families are currently occupying a playground in Noak Hill.

The caravans pitched up at around 9am today in the land known locally as The Rocket Playground, off North Hill Drive.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “They’ve parked beside the play equipment so you can’t take your children there. It’s a bit of a cheek.”

Havering Council and Police are working together to “resolve the situation”, a police spokesman said.

Deputy leader of Havering Council, Cllr Steven Kelly, said: “We will not tolerate any illegal entrance to our parks and will take every action to evict these people as soon as possible. The camp is being monitored by the council and we have served notice to leave the park immediately. This will be followed by obtaining court orders if necessary.”

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