A GROUP of travellers, who moved on to land at Weymouth park and ride, have now left.

Several cars, caravans and work vans were parked on the area behind Sainsbury's and Morrisons supermarkets.

A spokesman for Dorset Council confirmed that the group left yesterday (July 8) and that Dorset Waste Partnership led a litter pick of the site.

It is not yet known if it was the same group of people, which tried to get into Radipole Park Gardens on Saturday night.

Police were called at 8.59pm after receiving reports of a group of people, with vehicles, who were trying to gain access to the gardens.

A man has been charged with criminal damage and is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 24.

Mike Goulden, Chairman of the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens, said: “I can only say how disappointing it is when any damage occurs in the park and gardens, as the council work so hard in maintaining them, and so many local people give up time and money to help maintain and improve them for the benefit of the local community.”

Meanwhile groups of travellers have moved on to land at Lodmoor Country Park.

A spokesman for Weymouth Town Council which owns the land said five caravans have parked on the events area of Lodmoor Country Park.

A couple of travellers have also moved on to land near Louviers play area in Littlemoor.