Travellers return to Stevenage after Letchworth eviction

Travellers have returned to the grounds of an empty building in Stevenage

Travellers have returned to the grounds of an empty building in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Travellers have returned to the grounds of an empty building after being evicted from another site yesterday (Thursday).

Travellers have returned to the grounds of an empty building in Stevenage

Travellers have returned to the grounds of an empty building in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

A number of caravans were spotted parking outside the former Fujitsu bulding – owned by ex-Dragons’ Den star James Caan – on King’s Road in Stevenage at around 7pm last night.

The group – consisting of around 10 caravans as well as cars and vans – is believed to be the same party evicted from a Letchworth GC industrial unit by police earlier the same day.

Stevenage Borough Council has raised concerns about the site’s security in the past and previously requested the owner to improve security nearly six months ago.

A spokesman for Herts Police said: “We were made aware of eight caravans belonging to the travelling community arriving at the site of a disused building in Stevenage at around 6.45pm.

“It is believed the group may have come from Letchworth Garden City. We are currently monitoring the situation and are liaising with the site’s owner, whose responsibility it is to take action in getting the travellers to leave.”