Travellers vacate Fulwood Business Park 48 hours after visit from police
Travellers have left an office car park in Fulwood less than 48 hours after moving on to the site.
A small convoy of travellers moved onto the car park of Holborn House, formerly DWP offices, in Fulwood Business Park at around 9am on Tuesday (October 8).
Large concrete barriers had been used to secure the empty office site in Caxton Road, which has recently been sold to a private buyer.
But the concrete barriers had been moved to allow caravans to access the site.
Three caravans had set up camp, along with a black Shetland pony seen grazing near picnic benches next to the car park.
Lancashire Police were called to the site and spoke with members of the traveller community.
Patrol cars were then used to block the car park entrance, preventing more caravans from accessing it.
But by Thursday morning, all three caravans had vacated the car park, leaving a small amount of rubbish behind.
A number of bin bags have been left with overflowing rubbish scattered across the car park. A child's bike has also been abandoned.
'Private car park' signs at the entrance - warning of "no authorised parking" - have been vandalised and knocked off their posts.
It is not known whether the travellers left the site late on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.
Commercial property consultants HDAK, based in Preston, said it had recently sold the property on behalf of its private owner.
The firm said they notified the new owners immediately after learning of the travellers' arrival on Tuesday.