POLICE have moved members of the travelling community off land in Eggborough where they were camping without permission.

Supt Lindsey Robson, York and Selby Commander at North Yorkshire Police, said: “I know that the unauthorised encampment has caused really significant issues and concerns for people in the Eggborough community over the last few days.

“I’m very thankful for residents’ patience and understanding while we resolved this issue.”

Police worked with Selby District Council and other agencies to carry out the operation and officers will be in the village in the next few days to reassure residents.