Travellers return to Dale Farm

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FAMILIES have returned to the UK’s largest illegal travellers site in defiance of a High Court order.

Basildon Council and Essex Police cleared Dale Farm in Essex after violent clashes last October.

But the council said it had been made aware that “a small number of caravans” had moved back on to the area of the site covered by a High Court injunction.

Council leader Tony Ball said yesterday: “Council enforcement officers attended the site this afternoon to talk to the owners of the caravans and to remind them of the consequences of breaching a High Court injunction.

“We also urged them to comply with the law and move away from the injuncted part of the site.”