Five arrested at unlawful traveller camp in Lakeside

Essex Police

ESSEX Police have arrested five men following an incident in Weston Avenue, Grays.

Officers were contacted shortly before 12.30am to a report of caravans driving on to a site.

They attended and a 19-year-old, 24-year-old, 30-year-old and 32-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

They remain in police custody.

There are a number of officers at the sight who are currently overseeing a controlled release of the vehicles.

They will continue to look for criminal activity and anyone identified will be arrested.

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