Travellers leave resort site after council operation

Travellers at Fishers Field on Highfield Road
Travellers at Fishers Field on Highfield Road
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Travellers have left a Blackpool playing field following an operation led by Blackpool Council.

Caravans were parked on Fishers Field, at the junction of St Annes Road and Highfield Road on Tuesday.

The travellers are understood to have been issued with a summons to appear at court at 10am on Friday. Following that hearing tow trucks were seen arriving at the fields.

Officers from Lancashire Police supported the operation.

A police spokesman said the force’s main role was to ensure there was no breach of the peace. Blackpool Council confirmed the caravans had now been removed from the land.

Council staff carried out a clean up at the fields.