TRAVELLERS have left playing fields in Eastleigh two days after they arrived.

A total of 22 caravans set up camp in Fleming Park Parkland on Tuesday.

Eastleigh Borough Council, which owns the land, has today confirmed the unauthorised encampment has left. 

Hampshire Constabulary were made aware of the encampment on Magpie Lane at around 7pm on Tuesday.

Officers visited the encampment on "several occasions" after the travellers' arrival.

As of May 25, they received no reports of offences being committed at the site.

Travellers also pitched up on the grounds of Stoneham Lane Football Complex earlier this week causing around 28 games to be cancelled.

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They were on the site for 29 hours before being moved on by police on Tuesday.

Their presence prevented more than 1,000 people from playing football forcing the complex to close.

Damage was also caused to a height barrier and the grass pitch, with pitches now out of action for five days.

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