UPDATE: Travellers move on from Melton car park

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A large group of travellers have moved on after occupying more than half of the spaces in one of Melton’s key town centre car parks.

The party, who set up camp with around 30 caravans off Burton Street on Sunday, were served with a legal notice yesterday by police which required them to vacate the site by 1am today (Tuesday).

Melton Council had asked the police to act because they were concerned there would be a shortage of spaces in the town on the busy Tuesday market day, with traders set to park there alongside other motorists.

It is understood the travellers were staying in the town while en route to the annual Appleby Horse Fair event in Cumbria.