Early morning operation to remove “illegal encampment” at Fiveways Roundabout on the A11

Stock image of the Fiveways Roundabout in Mildenhall. PIC: Gregg Brown.

Stock image of the Fiveways Roundabout in Mildenhall. PIC: Gregg Brown. - Credit: Gregg Brown

An 'illegal encampment' at the Fiveways Roundabout on the A11 near Mildenhall was removed this morning.

Suffolk Police said they were helping Highways England after it obtained an eviction notice to clear the site, which one nearby trader described as an 'eyesore'.

A police spokesman said people in the camp had 'moved on of their own accord' before officers arrived this morning.

He added that police had been involved to prevent any potential breach of the peace, but there had been minimal disruption this morning.

He said the camp, in a patch of woodland beside the westbound carriageway of the A11, was now being cleared.


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A Highways England spokesperson said a possession order had been served today on the member of the public occupying the land, which Highways England is responsible for, following a successful court hearing on May 6 in relation to the site's occupation.

They added: 'We will now expect the person to vacate the site as soon as possible.'

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