Article by Billericay Gazette: Two travellers were arrested after setting up camp opposite Billericay school last night (August 6).
The travellers moved onto the land on School Road after being moved on from private land in Church Road.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="A statement from the Essex Police"]Police were contacted around 8.40pm regarding reports of an unauthorised traveller encampment on private land in Church Road. Police attended along with the force helicopter and liaised with the travellers who later moved on to a field in School Road. Officers arrested a 27 year-old woman from Hampshire for failing to appear at court. They also arrested a 26-year-old man from Surrey on the grounds of possession of an offensive weapon. Officers are currently engaging with Basildon Borough Council, local residents and the travellers as they monitor the situation.[/quote]
Image by Noisy Phil, article by the Billericay Gazette