Travellers set up camp on South Wootton Common

Caravans have arrived on the Picturesque Common near the duck pond at South Wootton ANL-160728-133921009
Caravans have arrived on the Picturesque Common near the duck pond at South Wootton ANL-160728-133921009

A group of travellers has set up camp on South Wootton Common.

Police said they were called to the area at around 6.45pm last night, amid reports that between six and eight vehicles, some of which are shown above, had been driven onto the site.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said officers had gone to assess the scene and left it in the hands of local authorities when they established the camp was on common land.

Officials of both West Norfolk Council and the South Wootton parish council say they are liaising to complete the legal work necessary to evict the camp.