A GROUP of Travellers have taken over a park and ride site in Winchester.

The group were seen at the St Catherine's park and ride car park this morning.

A spokesman for Winchester City Council said they were aware and were carrying out legal and welfare checks.

It comes after a group of Travellers took over the same car park, off junction 10 of the M3 in January.

In recent years, Travellers have pitched up a number of times at the city's South Winchester Park and Ride.