A traveller encampment was spotted at a retail park where four new shops are currently being built.

The travellers stopped at Fairacres retail park on Marcham Road in Abingdon on Wednesday, however the group are thought to have left at 10am this morning.

One passer by saw security guard ushering the travellers off the retail park.

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Recently leaders in Oxfordshire welcomed plans for a new law that would ban travellers from setting up camp on private land.

Under the proposals, families living on unauthorised encampments could face time behind bars, a hefty fine or the removal of their home.

There has been an increased presence in Oxfordshire in 2020 and MP for Wantage and Didcot David Johnston raised the problem on behalf of his constituents in Parliament in July.

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