Published: 00:00, 02 June 2014
| Updated: 13:29, 02 June 2014
Irish travellers have set up home on a town centre car park.
Eight caravans pulled into the council-owned site in Kings Road, Herne Bay, last night and told a reporter this morning: “This is our home now.”
The vehicles, which all have Irish registration plates, have parked around the perimeter of the plot, which is set to house a new Aldi supermarket.
The council and police have been alerted.
Town centre councillor Andrew Cook, who was walking his dog this morning and saw the caravans arrive last night, said: “It was reported to the council yesterday.
“They arrived at around 7pm. I saw one go in and then a convoy of six caravans drove down Station Road and arrived there together. I contacted the council straight away.”
He added he was told the travellers intend to only stay for two days, but one said today: “This is our home now. We bought it from the council.”
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