A GROUP of travellers have set up shop in a popular car park in the centre of Newton Abbot.

The unwanted guests have moved into Cricketfield car park, opposite the town’s British Legion club.

It is not clear how many vehicles are involved but it’s believed some 18 car parking spaces have been taken over.

A spokesman for Teignbridge Council, which owns the car park, said: ‘We can confirm that travellers have arrived at Cricketfield car park.

‘The council is following procedure and will take the necessary legal action to have the travellers moved on should it be required.’