Police helicopter circles Bootle as bailiffs attempt to evict travellers camped on Giro bank building

Category: News | Date: Jul 14, 2015

Travellers in giro bank building Bootle

Police were tonight providing back-up as bailiffs attempted to evict a group of travellers from in Bootle.

Bailiffs served an eviction notice to the group, who had been occupying the Giro bank building in Bridle Road.

The regional force helicopter was called in to film events from the air in case of trouble spilling out with one resident telling the ECHO they had seen it flying over for Bootle Cemetery for over an hour.

Officers were on the ground to monitor the situation as bailiffs moved in.

One concerned business owner tweeted: “Something has happened on Bridle Road, Bootle. Police everywhere!”

There was no reports of any trouble when the ECHO spoke to Merseyside Police at 9pm.

Half an hour later the ECHO was told that travellers were being escorted out of the area by police.

Last month, travellers parked up at former job centre Cressington House in Garston after setting up camp on Liverpool’s Festival Gardens site.

And in May, travellers set up camp in Central Park, Liscard, but vacated within 12 hours.

The Giro building is now used as a central processing unit for banks including Santander and HSBC.

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