Travellers have set up camp on a new site in Bolton.

Since Bolton Council shut down the official Gypsy and Traveller Site in Moses Gate, a number of Travellers moved on to land in Breightmet, where council officers took action to move them off the green space.

Now Travellers have been spotted on land in Darcy Lever, near to Beechcroft Avenue and Hollycroft Avenue.

One local resident told The Bolton News: "There are concerns about what is happening, it is like a game of ping pong.

"We are sympathetic of the fact there are children involved who attend local primary schools, and this needs to be resolved."

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He said that Moses Gate Country Park gates, near the Travellers site had been locked recently, with them reopened this afternoon.

Security at the Travellers Site has also been tightened, according to local residents.

Travellers living on the site were evicted at the start of this week.

Bolton Council says support for the Travellers includes access to reserved temporary accommodation and measures to ensure there is no disruption to school attendance.

The council, in consultation with Greater Manchester Police, applied for the closure order citing a series of incidents at the site involving drugs, serious violent crime, and firearms.