RESIDENTS in Daubhill claim they clashed with travellers who have set up camp in the area.

It is alleged that travellers arrived and sawed through the barrier fence to access Hulton Lane Playing Fields at around midday yesterday.

However, eyewitnesses reported that one resident attempted to block off the entry point ­— resulting in a "full-on stand off".

Police were then reportedly called to the scene and are said to have advised the "irate" residents to remove the car.

One eyewitness told The Bolton News: "All that money invested on the boundaries of the field has just been wasted as the travellers now know they can get on without retribution."

Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for more information.