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Police move travellers off school land

Lancashire Police have today (Monday, July 1st) attended AKS in Lytham following reports that a group of travellers were on the grounds.

Police were initially contacted on June 30th to reports that a number of travellers and vehicles were on the premises of the independent school on Clifton Drive.

And following consultation today with both the school and the travellers themselves the group agreed to leave the site voluntarily under police escort.

The site has now been secured to allow the school and local authority to clear up the grounds.

Chief Inspector Chris Hardy, of West Police, said: “We understand the concern that this incident has caused and I hope that the swift action we have taken today will go some way to reassure people that we will do all we can to resolve these issues.

“I would like to remind people that we generally have good relationships with the travelling community and the level of disruption caused to the site is not reflective of the behaviour of the majority of travellers.”

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