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Travellers set up camp in Cleckheaton

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on an empty site in Cleckheaton

A passer-by said they moved on to the site at St Peg Lane on Monday and there were around eight or nine caravans, plus some vehicles parked up. 

The land, which was once home to an engineering works, has been owned by Tesco for a number of years.

Derelict buildings on the 6.5 acre site were demolished last year. 

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re aware of the traveller community on our site at St Peg Lane and we are in the process of resolving the situation as quickly as possible.

“We’re also reviewing our security arrangement to put in place some additional measures to prevent future access.”

A Kirklees Council spokesperson said the land was privately owned.

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