POLICE have moved on travellers from Avon Heath Country Park after initially granting them permission to stay.

As reported, a gypsy and traveller liaison officer, along with a police officer, attended the encampment on June 25.

It was decided police action was not required but officers would take action if there was any antisocial behaviour.

However, following reports of a bonfire at the location, the travellers were served a notice to leave.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Following a report at 10.16pm on Thursday June 25 of a bonfire being set at the location, which required the attendance of the fire service, police and the local authority visited the site at around 2pm on Friday June 26 to serve a notice for the group to leave the area under section 62a of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

“The group left the area by 5pm on Friday 26 June.”