Travellers remain at Merseyrail station car park for third day

Travellers remain at Merseyrail station car park for third day

Dozens of traveller caravans remain parked up at a Merseyrail station car park for a third day.

Photos taken on Sunday afternoon show dozens of caravans remain parked up in the car park of Spital station in Wirral.

The caravans are believed to have arrived in the car park on Friday afternoon and were reported by a member of the public.

A Merseyrail spokesperson told the ECHO that the matter had been referred to the British Transport Police, who have been approached for comment.

The rows of caravans can be seen on either side of the car park, which is used by Merseyrail customers accessing the station’s Wirral Line services.

Travellers at the Merseyrail Spital Car park.

In June, caravans parked in New Brighton sparked fears that chaotic scenes seen at a similar camp two years ago could be recreated.

Travellers had parked two caravans at The Dips but they left following “swift action” locally.

A much larger number of caravans set up camp at The Dips in 2018.

Traveller at Spital train station, Wirral

The government is considering new measures to allow local authorities and the police to deal with “unauthorised encampments” more easily.

Travellers’ rights groups have consistently said the community faces discrimination within the UK and have called for changes in the way travellers are treated by police, local authorities and government.

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