A REPRESENTATIVE from Frankley Model Car Club has hit out at travellers who disrupted a race meet over the weekend and then set up an illegal encampment on football pitches off Boleyn Road.
The incident happened about 1pm on Sunday (April 19).
The represetative said: “They bullied, pressured and intimidated their way past us.
“We were having a race meeting and they just forced their way into the area – it was like we were being invaded.”
And he added the event had to be cut short because of the disruption.
“There was nothing else we cold do – we had to stop what we were doing and lock the gates to secure the area as best we could.”
A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said the force responded to reports of a disturbance and had ‘a lot of officers in attendance’.
But, she added, because of where the incident took place, West Mercia was tasked with moving the travellers on.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.10pm yesterday (Sunday) to reports of travellers entering a field on the junction of Boleyn Road and Frankley Hill.
“Around ten caravans are currently on the field.”
She added the travellers have stated
“Travellers have stated they will be moving on in to 3 days. Police will check back then and monitor if they move on.