TRAVELLERS ON LAWNSWOOD PLAYING FIELDS NEXT TO WEETWOOD POLICE STATION

I have received the information below from the police in relation to the travellers on the Lanwswood Playing fields next to Weetwood Police Station.

I am awaiting an update from the University.

“One of our officers from the university attended yesterday and spoke with the group. We believe that there are around 7 caravans and that they came very recently after they were asked to move from a location in Horsforth.

The university own the land, and they are therefore primarily responsible for applying for a court order to ask for their removal. They are aware of this and they either applied for one on Friday, or were planning to do so early next week. Unfortunately, as I am sure you know, it isn’t as simple as asking them to “move on”.

We have been told there is a funeral in Leeds soon as we have seen an increase in encampments across the city of various sizes.

An officer will be attending the site later today to see if there have been any changes. If there is anything different to the above we will let you know.”