A gypsy protest camp in Meriden in Warwickshire has been dismantled by residents after standing there for three years.
The residents who have fought a lengthy battle with gypsies who set up an illegal camp in the village, said it had served its purpose after the last of the gypsies left on Saturday.
For the last three years residents have fought for a group of gypsies to leave their village after forming an illegal gypsy site.
Today the last caravan was towed away after a High Court judge ruled they must go, marking the end of a lengthy battle between gypsy and protester. Victoria Davies reports.
The last gypsies living on green-belt land in Warwickshire have left the site they have been occupying for more than three years.
The group illegally built a caravan site back in 2010.
Gypsies campaigning to continue living on green-belt land in Warwickshire this week abandoned their Court of Appeal bid to extend their stay. They now have until the end of the month to leave the site.
Campaigners, who have protested against the gypsies' occupancy for over 1000 days, are celebrating the news.
Gypsies who want to continue living in Warwickshire are due to appear in front of a Court of Appeal judge later.
They have twenty minutes to challenge their eviction from the Meriden site by the end of the month.
Local residents have protested against the settlement for more than three years.
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Campaigners in Warwickshire opposed to a gypsy encampment will push the local council to take action tonight.
Around 50 local residents are expected to attend a meeting in the public gallery at Solihull Council.
They're worried the gypsies won't leave the site in Meriden at the end of March as agreed.
R.A.I.D campaigners (Residents Against Inappropriate Development), want the gypsies to leave the site as planned.
Village residents who set up camp to protest against an illegal gypsy settlement near their homes have clocked up 1000 days of campaigning.
The people of Meriden claim the gypsies want to develop the greenbelt land for housing.
The gypsies have been ordered to leave the site by the end of March, but have until today to appeal one last time to have their case re-heard.
Andy Bevan reports.
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