Camp formed on Lincoln Usher Gallery grounds

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The grounds of the Usher Gallery in Lincoln are being used as a campsite, with people appearing to use the space to take drugs in broad daylight.

One tent appeared in the grounds of the historic gallery in recent days but more have arrived since.

A Lincolnite reporter visited the site on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 26.

Five tents were pitched on the grass behind the gallery. A few people were sitting and standing in the area. Some were smoking.

People in the nearby area commented that the area “smelled like cannabis”.

City of Lincoln Council’s intervention team has been alerted to the camp. The council said they are investigating.

As previously reported, the intervention team moved on a group of rough sleepers and fenced off stairs on the Brayford Waterfront.