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Travellers: Tackling unauthorised encampment

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The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 has introduced a new offence in England and Wales which relates to unauthorised encampment on land without consent, in or without a vehicle.

Unauthorised encampment is where trespassers set up home on land belonging to private landowners or public authorities without the landowner's permission.