Travellers camp on former Burnley high school land

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TRAVELLERS have set up camp on the site of a former Burnley high school.

Several caravans appeared on land belonging to the old Towneley High School this morning.

Neighbours of the site near the historic Towneley Hall have reacted angrily at the news and Lancashire County Council, who own the land, vowed to move them on.

This is the latest incident of travellers living on public land after caravans were moved off the Prairie playing fields car park and another car park in Queen Victoria Road in recent weeks.

However authorities are unsure if it is the same group of travellers.