AN UNAUTHORISED encampment of caravans and other vehicles has been set up in Poole.

BCP Council is aware of the situation at Learoyd Road Playing Field, which runs parallel to Darbys Lane North.

The local authority has reported that there are nine caravans and associated vehicles on the site, with rubbish sacks provided.

Details listed on the council's online unauthorised encampment portal state: "We are aware of an unauthorised encampment at Darbys Lane Playing Fields, Poole, consisting of nine caravans and associated vehicles.

"A risk assessment has been undertaken, domestic rubbish sacks have been provided and will be collected frequently.

"Regular visits monitoring conditions will be undertaken."