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Council acts to end 'scourge'

Wakefield council has become the first to use new legislation to stop travellers occupying school land.

The Labour-controlled council says it will use the Anti-Social Behaviour Act to "combat the scourge of illegal encampments".

The no-go areas include Spring Mills playing fields in Ossett, Gawthorpe recreation ground, Kettlethorpe high's playing fields, and land behind Sandal Magna school, Agbrigg.

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