Travellers who set up an illegal encampment in a car park in High Town are going to be evicted today (August 16), less than 24 hours after they arrived.
A nearby resident said they moved in last night, and the council and police will be evicting them this afternoon.
As reported by the Luton News, the council vowed to crackdown on travellers and ask police to attend evictions, and in recent weeks they have broken up illegal encampments swiftly.
A Luton Borough Council spokesperson said: “We have been informed by Bedfordshire Police that they will serve Section 61 notices on the Travellers at Taylor Street car park imminently, stating they must vacate by 4pm today. Our bailiffs will support the police with the eviction.”
The High Town resident, who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisal, said: “I don’t know how they got in but they must have broken the barrier down or something.”
Another High Town local said: “They were here a few years back for absolutely ages. This is the last thing we need.”