A GROUP of travellers who set up an encampment on land near Picket Twenty discarded rubbish and ‘human excrement’ as they left the site.

A large police presence descended on to the field near Picket Twenty Sports Pavilion on Wednesday at about 1pm - around 48 hours after the crowd’s arrival.

In a convoy the travellers left with caravans, machinery and cars in tow, with officers following to make sure they had left the town completely.

Also in this week’s paper:

- Tributes to ‘life and soul of party’ whose body was discovered in lakes

- More changes to service after bus route cut

- Fears unexploded weapons could be buried under potential development

- Success for veteran at Invictus trials as she scores her own ‘gold medals’

- Pictures from the first Four Fun Friday, and Stockbridge Trout ‘n’ About

- News from our patches, including Whitchurch and Overton and Tidworth and Ludgershall

- Two pages of YOUR letters

- Two pages of local sport

- And much, much more

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