Travellers moved on by the police pitched up right down the road.

Just after 12am this morning a number of caravans were parked up on the fields just off Pyrles Lane in Loughton.

By 12pm specialist gypsy and traveller liaison and enforcement officers working for Essex Police had convinced the group to leave the site, which is managed by the City of London.

However, within the next hour police had spotted the caravans parked on Burney Drive, a one minute drive away.

A statement from the Loughton Residents Association read: "The group of travellers left Hillyfields as soon as the City of London staff arrived and are now on a grassed area in Burney Drive owned by Epping Forest District Council who are aware.

"Police will monitor for any excessive noise nuisance, fly tipping and dog or human waste left on site."