Travellers near Newport Stadium promise to move before Half Marathon

3:54pm Thursday 28th February 2013

TRAVELLERS who have set camp in a Newport council car park have indicated they intend to leave by tomorrow.

Four motorhomes were seen at the Newport Stadium car park yesterday afternoon.

Newport council said it was aware of the issue and said it was an unauthorised encampment.

Officers visited the site on Monday and the temporary residents have indicated they intent to leave by Friday, a spokeswoman said.

"Community Safety Wardens are doing regular patrols of the site and officers will continue to monitor the situation," she added.

Its not thought the camp will have any impact on the Newport Half Marathon, which starts at Newport Stadium on Sunday.

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