TRAVELLERS have left a city car park after Southampton City Council took legal action against them.

As reported by the Daily Echo, two young men “snuck in” to the Quays swimming pool and used the facilities without paying, according a member of staff at The Quays.

The worker, who didn’t want to be named, said the young men were asked to leave but refused.

He said: “We don’t believe they paid. They were in there for about 10 or 20 minutes.”

But a Southampton City Council spokesman confirmed to the Daily Echo that the group has now moved.

An initial statement said: "Active Nation, in partnership with Southampton City Council, are currently taking the appropriate legal action to remove a number of vehicles situated within The Quays Swimming & Diving Complex car park.

"We hope to resolve the matter shortly."

As of 2.45pm on Monday, the group was no longer occupying the site.

It’s not known when the group arrived at the car park – but yesterday they were moved from Sainsbury’s Lordshill by bailiffs acting on behalf of the supermarket chain when police officers arrived at the scene.

The worker added: “It’s a council car park and we have reported it to them. It’s up to them if they want to tell police.

“There’s not a great deal we can do. It’s a council owned car park. It’s down to them.”

“They snuck in somehow and used the showers. We have asked them to leave but they didn’t leave when we asked them to.

"They just carried on taking a shower. But we haven’t had any serious trouble.”

Hampshire Constabulary have been approached for comment.