August 18, 2020 2.15 pm This story is over 41 months old

Travellers break gates to pitch on Lincoln South Common

Several caravans and vans on site

By Local Democracy Reporter

Travellers have found a new pitch in Lincoln, setting up in the South Common area on Tuesday afternoon,

The caravans and mobile homes were photographed by a resident passing by just after midday on August 18.

One of the gates at the entrance to South Common has been broken to gain access to the area.

A gate has been broken at the entrance point.

It is unclear whether this is related to the previous caravan group that was removed from The Lawn car park.

A van was spotted driving on South Common on Tuesday.

A spokesperson at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We have been made aware of an unauthorised encampment on land at South Common.

“Alongside Lincolnshire Police, we will visit the site and a letter requesting they vacate the site immediately will be issued.

“We will continue to work with police to deal with this matter within the appropriate legislative framework.”