Bricket Wood travellers leave “human waste” on donkey field

PUBLISHED: 16:24 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 17 November 2017

Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.

Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.

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Travellers who stopped on a Bricket Wood field have left fly-tipping, rubbish, and even faeces, according to residents.

Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.

The group moved onto a donkey field off the North Orbital Road on Friday, November 10, and left yesterday.

A Bricket Wood resident said: “They cause a complete and utter nuisance to residents, they leave a massive amount of fly-tipping and human waste, there’s rubbish everywhere, they are stealing from the shop.

“I just think it’s terrible. The law is always slanted in favour of the travellers, ordinary people in the area get inconvenienced, and the owner is left with a bill for hundreds of pounds.”

A 33-year-old man from Slough has been arrested for conspiracy to fly-tip, fly-tipping, and burglary, and has been released under investigation.

Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.Photos sent in of the Bricket Wood field after the travellers had left.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in St Albans between August and November this year.

St Albans Inspector Adam Such said: “Removing travellers from private land is not the sole responsibility of the police.

“Trespassing is a civil matter which must be dealt with by the landowner.

“One of our primary responsibilities is to prevent and detect crime and we will work with partners, such as St Albans district council, to take action where we believe offences such as fly-tipping are taking place and, where appropriate, we will work to bring offenders to justice. “

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