TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a Southampton playing field.

Police say they are aware of an unauthorised encampment at Southampton Rugby Club on Lower Brownhill Road.

Officers have attended the site to assess the situation and are now working with the landowners and Southampton City Council.

The travellers are said to have arrived early on Monday evening according to city councillor Cathie McEwing.

The councillor said in a post on Facebook: "I’ve alerted staff at Southampton City Council who will now need to begin the formal legal process for the group to be moved on."