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."


Traveller camp leaves hospital

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