Travellers sent off Blackburn site

Blackburn Citizen: Caravans at the site Caravans at the site

TRAVELLERS who cut the lock from the fence around Green Lane Community Centre were removed from the site yesterday.

Two vans first moved onto the site, which were later followed by four caravans on Tuesday night. It is thought that a padlock on the gate must have been removed so they could enter the car park.

Local councillor Konrad Tapp reported it to the council, who ordered that they leave the site by 6pm yesterday.

Mr Tapp said: “I find it infuriating. If any other member of the public did something like this they would be charged. What right have they to cut a padlock off the car park and just come in and use it for themselves?

“The community centre is used by vulnerable people, people with special needs and people with disabilities.

“There’s also a nursery on the site and travellers should be no where near.”

The police attended the scene at around 4.30pm and the travellers began moving their caravans and vehicles around 5pm.

A spokesman from Lancashire Police said: “We attended the scene to ensure that the travellers and their vehicles were gone by 6pm.

“They were removed without incident.

Mr Tapp added: “I’d like to thank Inspector Khan and the Lancashire constabulary for their assistance and their quick response to this matter.”

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11:21am Fri 16 May 14

useyourhead says...

well done, that has to be one of the fastest resolutions I have seen so far. Usually it's court and all the delays that go with it, if they have broken in they should be arrested, would I not be if I did it?
well done, that has to be one of the fastest resolutions I have seen so far. Usually it's court and all the delays that go with it, if they have broken in they should be arrested, would I not be if I did it? useyourhead
  • Score: 45

11:33am Fri 16 May 14

thoroughbred says...

why were they not arrested and convicted of breaking and entering...???
why were they not arrested and convicted of breaking and entering...??? thoroughbred
  • Score: 41

11:44am Fri 16 May 14

AnthonyUK says...

These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like.
These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 42

12:24pm Fri 16 May 14

Primus622 says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like.
They obviously are..
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like.[/p][/quote]They obviously are.. Primus622
  • Score: 26

12:31pm Fri 16 May 14

rudis_dad says...

thoroughbred wrote:
why were they not arrested and convicted of breaking and entering...???
They should have been - at least a criminal damage charge if nothing else. But then it's proving which one of them did it.
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: why were they not arrested and convicted of breaking and entering...???[/p][/quote]They should have been - at least a criminal damage charge if nothing else. But then it's proving which one of them did it. rudis_dad
  • Score: 22

12:43pm Fri 16 May 14

ikap22 says...

useyourhead wrote:
well done, that has to be one of the fastest resolutions I have seen so far. Usually it's court and all the delays that go with it, if they have broken in they should be arrested, would I not be if I did it?
Try it, see what happens? Then you can comment here via prison.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: well done, that has to be one of the fastest resolutions I have seen so far. Usually it's court and all the delays that go with it, if they have broken in they should be arrested, would I not be if I did it?[/p][/quote]Try it, see what happens? Then you can comment here via prison. ikap22
  • Score: 8

1:42pm Fri 16 May 14

timeforcommonsense says...

No convictions because they all deny removing the lock, without proof you can't convict. Easier just to let them go and become someone elses problem.
No convictions because they all deny removing the lock, without proof you can't convict. Easier just to let them go and become someone elses problem. timeforcommonsense
  • Score: 15

3:11pm Fri 16 May 14

Hughster2014 says...

Haha all you munters at it again lol
Haha all you munters at it again lol Hughster2014
  • Score: -14

5:54pm Fri 16 May 14

kingbilly says...

can you not get rid of the polish as quick
can you not get rid of the polish as quick kingbilly
  • Score: 9

6:05pm Fri 16 May 14

drunken donut says...

Scum!!!!!!
Scum!!!!!! drunken donut
  • Score: 12

6:06pm Fri 16 May 14

onsidecobra says...

Maybe the powers that be should have replaced the lock and positioned a couple of burly policemen to look over it and keep it from being interfered with again. Being locked in is not a traveller's idea of a good time as they unable to go about their "BUISNESS".
Maybe the powers that be should have replaced the lock and positioned a couple of burly policemen to look over it and keep it from being interfered with again. Being locked in is not a traveller's idea of a good time as they unable to go about their "BUISNESS". onsidecobra
  • Score: 12

6:22pm Fri 16 May 14

darwenTower says...

^^ Good idea ^^

Rest of us would be better off if they were locked into the car park!
^^ Good idea ^^ Rest of us would be better off if they were locked into the car park! darwenTower
  • Score: 11

6:38pm Fri 16 May 14

burner says...

You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up.
You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up. burner
  • Score: 14

7:28pm Fri 16 May 14

Copperhead says...

I wonder if they had my caravan ?
The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them.
Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ).
So why do we allow them in this country ?????????
Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.
I wonder if they had my caravan ? The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them. Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ). So why do we allow them in this country ????????? Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster. Copperhead
  • Score: 8

9:12pm Fri 16 May 14

ghost of sceptic says...

scumbags with no respect for other peoples property. the reason they constantly do this is because they are never arrested for tresspass. These scumbags in some cases are above the law.
scumbags with no respect for other peoples property. the reason they constantly do this is because they are never arrested for tresspass. These scumbags in some cases are above the law. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 6

12:30am Sat 17 May 14

Steven11 says...

Copperhead wrote:
I wonder if they had my caravan ?
The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them.
Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ).
So why do we allow them in this country ?????????
Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.
I take your point totally , but going beyond that , why do we let so many of all these different races in to this country full stop ? The reason is that no one has the balls to stand up to them for fear of being called 'racist'. How sad .
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: I wonder if they had my caravan ? The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them. Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ). So why do we allow them in this country ????????? Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.[/p][/quote]I take your point totally , but going beyond that , why do we let so many of all these different races in to this country full stop ? The reason is that no one has the balls to stand up to them for fear of being called 'racist'. How sad . Steven11
  • Score: 7

5:45am Sat 17 May 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

burner wrote:
You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up.
That would of been a great job for the fire brigade. After all they do nothing else, game of snooker anyone.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up.[/p][/quote]That would of been a great job for the fire brigade. After all they do nothing else, game of snooker anyone. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -8

9:44am Sat 17 May 14

Jack Herer says...

Copperhead wrote:
I wonder if they had my caravan ?
The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them.
Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ).
So why do we allow them in this country ?????????
Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.
Why are you pretending that the Tories let this problem in?

It's Labour who had a long love in with the travelers. You need to thank Tony Blair, Gordon Brown - not to forget their young acolyte advisers, Ed Miliband, and Ed Balls - for this total mess.

Their army of human rights singing public servants effectively invited a swarm of these unwanted masses over.

The travelers are just another mess created by Labour, who someone else has to try and tidy up afterwards.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: I wonder if they had my caravan ? The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them. Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ). So why do we allow them in this country ????????? Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.[/p][/quote]Why are you pretending that the Tories let this problem in? It's Labour who had a long love in with the travelers. You need to thank Tony Blair, Gordon Brown - not to forget their young acolyte advisers, Ed Miliband, and Ed Balls - for this total mess. Their army of human rights singing public servants effectively invited a swarm of these unwanted masses over. The travelers are just another mess created by Labour, who someone else has to try and tidy up afterwards. Jack Herer
  • Score: 7

11:05am Sat 17 May 14

steve18gls says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like.
They do seem to be above the law as no one ever gets convicted for property damage, fly tipping, theft ect.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: These people think they are above any law and can do whatever they like.[/p][/quote]They do seem to be above the law as no one ever gets convicted for property damage, fly tipping, theft ect. steve18gls
  • Score: 7

11:08am Sat 17 May 14

steve18gls says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
burner wrote:
You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up.
That would of been a great job for the fire brigade. After all they do nothing else, game of snooker anyone.
PRAT!
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: You should have seen all the mess they left. Some poor bugger had to clean that up.[/p][/quote]That would of been a great job for the fire brigade. After all they do nothing else, game of snooker anyone.[/p][/quote]PRAT! steve18gls
  • Score: 7

9:24pm Sat 17 May 14

Copperhead says...

Jack Herer wrote:
Copperhead wrote:
I wonder if they had my caravan ?
The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them.
Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ).
So why do we allow them in this country ?????????
Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.
Why are you pretending that the Tories let this problem in?

It's Labour who had a long love in with the travelers. You need to thank Tony Blair, Gordon Brown - not to forget their young acolyte advisers, Ed Miliband, and Ed Balls - for this total mess.

Their army of human rights singing public servants effectively invited a swarm of these unwanted masses over.

The travelers are just another mess created by Labour, who someone else has to try and tidy up afterwards.
Absolutely agree with you.
It's just that Ca-moron is in office currently and not the vermin - Blair, Brown and Straw - who actually caused the mess in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: I wonder if they had my caravan ? The old bill said it was travellers who nicked it although as they did bugger all to try and find it I don't know how they knew it was them. Mind you, the cops did tell me not to expect to ever see the caravan ever again as it ( quote ) " will be in Dublin by now " ( unquote ). So why do we allow them in this country ????????? Answers on a hand grenade to the Rt. Hon. David Ca-moron, c/o HMG, Westminster.[/p][/quote]Why are you pretending that the Tories let this problem in? It's Labour who had a long love in with the travelers. You need to thank Tony Blair, Gordon Brown - not to forget their young acolyte advisers, Ed Miliband, and Ed Balls - for this total mess. Their army of human rights singing public servants effectively invited a swarm of these unwanted masses over. The travelers are just another mess created by Labour, who someone else has to try and tidy up afterwards.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree with you. It's just that Ca-moron is in office currently and not the vermin - Blair, Brown and Straw - who actually caused the mess in the first place. Copperhead
  • Score: 4

10:05pm Sat 17 May 14

shirtbox says...

I bet they are somewhere else in the borough now.
I bet they are somewhere else in the borough now. shirtbox
  • Score: 5

12:48pm Wed 21 May 14

velocityowl says...

They seem to be able to do what they want where they want and the mess they leave behind is terrible. It's time something was done, court action, fine whatever, they pay no taxes but use all the facilities and basically stick two fingers up to everyone.
They seem to be able to do what they want where they want and the mess they leave behind is terrible. It's time something was done, court action, fine whatever, they pay no taxes but use all the facilities and basically stick two fingers up to everyone. velocityowl
  • Score: 1

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