TRAVELLERS who have been spotted at various locations in Bolton this week briefly moved to Leverhulme Park — before promptly leaving the borough.

A group of caravans and other vehicles were first spotted in Moss Bank Park on Tuesday where they were given notice by both the council and the police to leave the area.

On Friday the group appeared in the car park of the former Homebase store in Manchester Road and Bolton Council, aware that they were on public land, said they would again be speaking to the group.

On Saturday morning it was reported that the convoy had set up camp in Bolton’s famous Leverhulme Park.

As The Bolton News arrived on the scene it appeared that torrential rain had forced the travellers to end their stay in the park early — possibly through fears of getting stuck in the mud.

Members of the group were forced to push the caravans back towards the road and the group of vehicles set off once again.

They travelled away from Bolton, through Radcliffe and into Bury before heading along Rochdale Old Road towards Rochdale.