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Travellers pitch up at Burger King car park in Willenhall

Travellers have set up camp in a Burger King car park in the Black Country. The group have been spotted in Willenhall at The Keyway Retail Park today (April 14).

They are thought to have arrived at the Burger King drive-thru’s car park between 5pm last night and 8am this morning. At least five caravans have been seen stretching across the car park, off Armstrong Way.

The retail park – near the Black Country Route – is home to a string of shops including Home Bargains, B&M Home Store and Jollyes pet store. Last month, travellers were seen pitching up at a Birmingham beauty spot.

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The large group of travellers, numbering around 13 caravans and associated vehicles, were parked at Meadow Platt by Town Gate in Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield on Mothering Sunday (March 27). Their arrival came around three weeks after a smaller group of around six caravans and half-a-dozen vehicles towing them were parked up on two sections of land by the park’s Visitors Centre – also near Town Gate.

Walsall Council said the matter resided with that of Burger King. A spokesman for the council said: “Community protection has been made aware of an unauthorised encampment on private land of a store in Willenhall.

“The store manager has been contacted and is dealing with the matter. It is the responsibility of the landowner to deal with unauthorised encampments on their land.”

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