Travellers have set up camp in a town centre car park.

The group settled at Cattle Market car park on Monday, November 25, at around 8.30pm.

Five caravans and associated vehicles are parked in the Reading Borough Council-run (RBC) car park on Great Knollys Street.

A council spokesman said: “Officers have visited Cattle Market car park this morning (Tuesday, November 26) and there are five caravans and a motorhome with a number of associated vehicles on site.

“The process to move the encampment on has now begun.”

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The car park is still open for parking.

Travellers have set up camp in Cattle Market car park previously, most recently staying for more than a month in late 2018.

The council are currently looking for a dedicated home for travellers.

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RBC previously considered land at Richfield Avenue, where a secondary school will now be built instead.

The council is also gathering evidence to support an application to introduce an injunction against illegal camps.

Borough-wide injunctions have been granted to 34 councils in the last two years but the High Court recently rejected a borough-wide injunction in Bromley.