A TRAVELLERS encampment has been established on a disused car park in Farnworth.

Several caravans are currently parked on the foreground of the former Travis Perkins site in Albert Road.

The Bolton News understands the travellers site, which was set up last night, has been reported to Greater Manchester Police.

Cllr ‎Paul Sanders, who represents ‎Farnworth ward on Bolton Council, has posted about the camp on Facebook.

He posted to the Farnworth and Kearsley First Group page: "Travellers on Albert Road site: An encampment of five caravans have broken onto the former Travis Perkins land in Farnworth.

"The responsibility falls on the private landowner to act.

"The police are aware and have already been to the encampment to liaise with the travellers."

The land is privately owned.

If travellers are camped on council-owned land, the council can evict them, but if the encampment is on private land, it is usually the landowner's responsibility.

A spokeswoman for Bolton Council has confirmed that the council has contacted the landowner and has advised them that there are travellers on the site."

Police officers are believed to have visited the site.

The Bolton News has approached Greater Manchester Police for comment.