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Travellers at Deeping Gate will be issued a court summons by Peterborough City Council after failing to leave

Travellers who have set up camp at Deeping Gate will be issued with a court summons after failing to leave.

Peterborough City Council served notice for them to move on from the Lincoln Road site following their arrival on Monday.

It gave the group until midday on Wednesday (January 8) to move on but they are still on site today.

Travellers at Deeping Gate
Travellers at Deeping Gate

A council spokesman said: "The group have failed to comply with the first notice to leave. We are currently awaiting a court date for a summons and then we will issue it."

The summons is a final order for the group to to leave or face eviction.

Lincolnshire Police stepped up its patrols in the area after the travellers arrived on Monday.

The force came under fire last summer after a separate group of travellers went on a four-day crime spree around the Deepings.

The police later apologised at a public meeting for how the situation was handled.

Inspector Rachel Blackwell said: "The site has been very orderly and we had only one call on Tuesday about two males from the site canvassing for tree work around Deeping.

"We had a report of three Irish males being abusive in a restaurant in Deeping after being told they couldn’t have a table due to the restaurant closing.

"The restaurant has been visited and they don’t want to provide statements or get involved."

The Stage in Market Deeping has been closed for a few days this week for refurbishment, but a spokesman confirmed this was planned work and is not connected to any incident.

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