Click video. Travellers have camped on a busy Hampshire roundabout near the M27 motorway. Their trucks and caravans are in the grass area in the middle.
Hampshire Police say they are monitoring the situation., They are asking drivers not to be distracted as they drive around the roundabout at Bursledon on the outskirts of Southampton. The travellers are being given a deadline to move on.
VIDEO: Two men pleaded guilty today to forcing vulnerable people to work for them for next to nothing. John and William Connors were arrested after police officers raided a travellers' site in Hamble, in Hampshire. Andrew Pate reports.
Two travellers who exploited vulnerable men and made them work long hours withno pay, live in tents and suffer beatings were jailed today. Victor Romain, 56 and Christopher Groombridge, 32, suffered at the hands of John Connors and his brother-in-law William (Billy) Connors for around five months.
The men, who were homeless or had drink problems, were approached by theConnors family and told they could work laying block paving or tarmac for £30 or£40 a day and they would also be given food and accommodation.
But instead they received little cash for up to 80 hours' work a week with nohealth and safety training nor the proper tools, Southampton Crown Court wastold. John Connors was sentenced to 40 months in prison and William Connors wasjailed for 30 months.
VIDEO: Two men have admitted keeping vulnerable people in squalid conditions and making them work for little or no pay. The two men are travellers and forced their victims to work for them mainly laying driveways and block paving.
Councillors have thrown out plans to turn four areas in Bournemouth into designated traveller sites after a consultation found none of them were appropriate. They say it's unlikely a suitable alternative site can be found.