LEGAL action is being taken against a group of travellers who have pitched up in a busy Hampshire car park.

The group has moved into the South Winchester Park and Ride for the second time just over two months.

Earlier this summer, dozens of travellers occupied the car park, off the Hockley Link road.

It is not known if it is the same group.

A spokesman for Winchester City Council said: "We are aware of the travellers who have taken up residence in the South Park and Ride. Welfare checks and legal process are underway."

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers have visited the site to assess the situation and we are working with the local authority to find a suitable resolution.”

More to follow.