LEGAL action is being taken against travellers in Reading for the second time in a month.

Travellers yesterday (January 29) set up an encampment in Prospect Park shortly after a group were evicted from Church End Lane, Tilehurst after settling there just before Christmas.

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Reading Borough Council (RBC) said it has begun the process of evicting the group from the town's popular open space.

An RBC spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the situation at Prospect Park and we visited the site first thing yesterday morning to carry out an assessment.

"We have also issued the legal paperwork to begin the eviction process as quickly as possible.

"We would encourage people to report any incidents of antisocial behaviour to the police by calling 101."

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Tilehurst locals have since said on social media that a complete clean-up of Church End Lane has already taken place after mounds of litter had been dumped at the site.

Reading West councillor Helen Manghnani commented on a local Facebook group to thank residents for their patience while the eviction process had been taking place.

She said: "Thank you to all Church End Lane residents and all children and parents of Moorland School.

"Your patience has been amazing. Hopefully the council can now secure the area and also clean up the woodlands so we can plant new trees and make it a pleasurable place to visit."