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Braintree: Travellers arrive on Towerlands site
3:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
A group of travellers who pitched up illegally on a former equestrian centre site insist they are no trouble.
About ten caravans and a number of other vehicles arrived at the huge disused Towerlands site, in Panfield Road, Braintree, under cover of darkness at about 10.30pm last Thursday.
Caretaker Andrew Moses, who lives on the 120 acre site, said he was alerted by a neighbour to people entering a padlocked side gate and immediately contacted police.
Officers arrived at the scene and the police helicopter was dispatched.
Mr Moses, 57, claimed at least 20 men, as well as women, children and a number of horses and dogs were on the site.
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