Travellers given 4pm deadline - or face legal action

Health bosses in Newport say they have asked a group of travellers who have blocked staff car park spaces at the Royal Gwent Hospital to leave by 4pm today - or they will begin legal proceedings.

14 caravans moved onto the car park, which bosses said would be closed for three days.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said: "Following advice given by our legal advisers, the Health Board yesterday issued letters to the travellers requesting that they vacate the site by 4:00pm today."

"If this does not happen, as advised we will move to the next stage in the process which is to commence legal proceedings."

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Traveller camp leaves hospital

Travellers from France leave a staff car park at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.