Market Deeping

Aftermath of crime spree linked to travellers

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A group of travellers have been linked to a three-day crime spree in a Lincolnshire town.

Residents and local councillors are furious with the mess left on Mill Road in Market Deeping.

It has been described as a “horrible state,” where a stolen Land Rover was left next to ruined crops, “human waste” and “myriad rubbish.”

Photo: Peter Hiller

Lincolnshire Police has been working with the Cambridgeshire force to increase patrols in the area.

A police spokesperson said: “One person has already been arrested in connection with this and several items, believed to have been stolen, have been seized.”

Piles of rubbish. Photo: Peter Hiller

Crops have been ruined. Photo: Peter Hiller

Peter Hiller, a local councillor, visited the site on Monday, July 8, and said: “I have been on site with police this morning at the now-vacated travellers’ pitch.

“One of our beautiful rural ward’s tracts of countryside has been befouled yet again by these people.

Photo: Peter Hiller

“That said, a lovely distraction this morning was a long chat with Phoebe, who was riding past on her handsome horse Woody.

“A snapshot I think of what it is we love about where we live and why we will do all we can to protect it.”

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