East Tilbury residents anger after travellers move in near Coronation Avenue.

A NUMBER of East Tilbury residents have expressed their “concerns” after Gypsy-Travellers moved into the East Tilbury area.

A large number of caravans moved in at just before the weekend near to Coronation Avenue.

A number of residents have expressed their concerns over alleged anti-social behaviour.

One resident contacted the police on Monday afternoon regarding an incident.

Essex Police attended but according to a spokesperson could not find any evidence of an offence.

The situation has created a blizzard of comments, observations, invective and tension with some residents using highly inflammatory language to make their point.

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As the caravans are on private property, resident have contacted their local councillor, John Purkiss and asked him what they could do.

Cllr Purkiss said: “There is not an awful lot I can do. It is down to the landowner to have the papers served, after which it could take up to ten days for them to leave.”

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