POLICE are investigating after travellers were reportedly spotted in Southampton.

Residents said between 15 and 20 caravans attempted to pitch up and tried to gain access to both the Homebase and Tenpin Bowling car parks in Millbrook.

One member of staff for the bowling company, on Auckland Road, said when she arrived, a member of the security staff had told her that between 15 and 20 caravans had tried to set up on Sunday afternoon.

She said: “We have a barrier which stopped them from coming in, but they seem to be around the area.

“I think they tried the other car park too but didn’t have any luck there either.”

A group of travellers had set up camp on Green Park in June, and less than a fortnight ago, they were also on nearby Mansel Park.