Travellers took over a former wellness centre car park in which Scotland Yard trains police dogs twice a week.

More than 15 caravans and trucks have been this week stationed to the site, which will be adjacent to a quiet residential road in Surbiton, South-West London, in which flats cost a typical #320,000.

Locals have been in uproar at the noise and disruption caused by the traffic, with a loud reel on constantly and truckloads of crap being ferried in and out throughout the day.

The encampment – composed of families — was set up after access was gained by the travellers to this site on Monday. Police officers seen on Tuesday, but they refused to remain.

Travellers took over a former wellness centre car park in which Scotland Yard trains police dogs twice a week.

More than 15 caravans and trucks have been this week stationed to the Website, which will be next to a quiet residential road in Surbiton, South-West London

One resident, who’s lived nearby for more than two decades, stated: ‘It is not right, something needs to be done. Their puppies are trained by the authorities here they run around all over the car park and also in the old surgery. Certainly they can do something about it’

The disused building and car park was once the local health centre until it was shut down three years back. Home developers are currently planning to build several apartments on the site.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police has been using the site — a sign on railings out advertises this. Locals say the authorities arrive twice a week for many hours to train puppies.

Three police cars with flashing lights came at the site on Tuesday afternoon — but abandoned after only 15 minutes when one of those travellers became aggressive.

Though police use the property, it is privately-owned, meaning officers can only do it in the event the landlord has taken sensible measures themselves to eliminate the trespassers.

Three police cars with flashing lights came at the Website on Tuesday afternoon — but abandoned after only 15 minutes when one of those travellers became aggressive

The disused building and car park was once the local health centre until it was shut down three years ago

Officers said that it was the second time they had seen, but confessed they didn’t understand if the travellers were given notice to leave from the landowner.

Parents with pushchairs needed to skirt round the marked cars so as to select their children from the primary school next door or visit the neighbouring wellness centre.

It is understood the travellers entered the site, which includes bolstered frozen gates, at about 9.30pm on Monday evening.

Police told one resident that they received over 30 calls from concerned residents the next morning.

Up to 12 children from the ages of around three to 10 were seen running round the site, crying, yelling and brandishing sticks. One local said he also saw them pulling wires down and smashing the iron.

Meanwhile, a number of the adults drove truckloads of usefulness parts, such as pipes and old washbasins, in and out of the site. Litter was also strewn across the region.

One local, who has lived reverse the site for a couple of years, stated: ‘At first I thought they were setting up a movie collection. But I wasn’t happy at all when I realised what’s going on because I work evening shifts and they are making a load of noise.

Police turn to a site used to train Metropolitan Police dogs that has been taken over by travelers

‘A heap of dogs had been running on the street outside and that I could see children smashing and hitting the corrugated iron and yanking down wires. It is really disruptive.

‘It is normally dead silent here, that’s why I enjoy it. Of all the places, you wouldn’t expect it — it’s a great professional place. I am worried they will put up a fight if they are told to leave.’

A spokesman for Kingston Council stated: ‘The council was made aware on Monday 13 November, of a bunch of travelers who’d moved onto the older Oakhill Health Centre site in Surbiton.

‘The property is privately owned and the property owner is working with the authorities. We support that the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community within Kingston and have a durable, licensed site with 18 pitches.’

The Metropolitan Police stated: ‘The authorities use many sites for the aims of training dogs and does not own or rent the property.’  

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