UPDATED: Hundreds of travellers coming to Colchester

Hundreds of travellers coming to Colchester

Hundreds of travellers coming to Colchester

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HUNDREDS of Irish travellers are coming to Colchester for a wedding and three day reception starting tomorrow.

Among them are several families staying in about a dozen caravans, who arrived on Friday and parked on a private industrial unit on Severalls Industrial Estate.

Employees arrived at Chameleon Group Ltd, Brunel Way, this morning to find their car park had become a caravan park.

Despite 24 hour CCTV, barbed wire fences, padlocked metal gates and security patrols the travellers from Donegal were able to access the site.

One man, who would not be named, said: "We are here for a wedding. We got here Friday and the reception will be three days.

"There are about 500 coming. A lot more will be arriving for the wedding here."

Officers from Essex Police visited the site this morning to speak to the travellers.

Chameleon Group Ltd, a telecommunications company specialising in parking sensors and vehicle trackers, declined to comment.

3.30pm - The travellers have moved on from the car park after four days at the site.

It is not yet clear where they have moved to.

 

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10:43am Mon 18 Aug 14

totallyfootball says...

So they broke in and the police can do nothing? Oh I forgot they are all down the doctors surgery getting signed off!
So they broke in and the police can do nothing? Oh I forgot they are all down the doctors surgery getting signed off! totallyfootball
  • Score: 72

11:17am Mon 18 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

Don't be silly, they didn't break in someone forgot to lock up.
Don't be silly, they didn't break in someone forgot to lock up. hughie-s
  • Score: -31

1:05pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

there's going to be one hell of a shin dig somewhere hope its not my local
there's going to be one hell of a shin dig somewhere hope its not my local sandgrounder 1
  • Score: 39

4:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

Glad I'm out of town this weekend... Although slightly concerned about my house being broken into!
Glad I'm out of town this weekend... Although slightly concerned about my house being broken into! MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 19

5:50pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Wicky1 says...

Mmmm I wonder if this could be by any chance related ...

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Mmmm I wonder if this could be by any chance related ... http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/11419 324.Attempted_diesel _theft_from_petrol_s tation/?ref=var_0 Wicky1
  • Score: 12

8:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Note a number of honest and true comments about travellers and racial minorities have been deleted from this thread?

Most probably because the Politically Correct brigade would rather ride the truth rather than face up to reality.
Note a number of honest and true comments about travellers and racial minorities have been deleted from this thread? Most probably because the Politically Correct brigade would rather ride the truth rather than face up to reality. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 27

8:59pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Note a number of honest and true comments about travellers and racial minorities have been deleted from this thread?

Most probably because the Politically Correct brigade would rather ride the truth rather than face up to reality.
Hide the truth
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Note a number of honest and true comments about travellers and racial minorities have been deleted from this thread? Most probably because the Politically Correct brigade would rather ride the truth rather than face up to reality.[/p][/quote]Hide the truth Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 13

10:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

Blind eyes will be turned for a while just remember loads of money for back handers dropsies ?
Blind eyes will be turned for a while just remember loads of money for back handers dropsies ? Brown Envelopes
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

stevedawson says...

All that lovely countryside and guiness irish shining eyes and all that in county donegal and they park up in colchester.should we see that as a sign we are good place to be on the travellers map of england?
All that lovely countryside and guiness irish shining eyes and all that in county donegal and they park up in colchester.should we see that as a sign we are good place to be on the travellers map of england? stevedawson
  • Score: 8

9:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

TRAYLOR MANN says...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW???
WHERE ARE THEY NOW??? TRAYLOR MANN
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Can I have one their get out of jail cards?. Oh now I forgot, I'm a law abiding citizen
Can I have one their get out of jail cards?. Oh now I forgot, I'm a law abiding citizen Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 8

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