Police in riot gear helped evict travellers from Shooters Hill - but the caravans then turned up at a Charlton supermarket and New Eltham football ground.

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Scores of police, some in riot gear, helped evict travellers in Shooters Hill near the Greenwich Free School site yesterday afternoon (July 7).

Officers attended Victoria House, which neighbours have complained was recently taken over by travellers. Others set up camp on nearby Winn's Common in Plumstead.

Sergeant Dean Cuomo tweeted police were dealing with the Shooters Hill travellers first, before moving to the common.

Police confirmed they had attended to help bailiffs with the eviction, but said no arrests were made.

According to reports, pupils from the free school were sent home early when the operation commenced.

However, following the eviction, travellers' caravans were spotted in the car park of Charlton Sainsbury's in Gallions Road.

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They then rolled up at Eltham Town FC's Co-Op ground in Footscray Road and - despite the arrival of police last night - were still there this morning, occupying the car park.

A runner who spotted the caravans yesterday, told News Shopper: "I was jogging and saw them on site there at 7.30pm approximately. I ran back past at 8.45pm and the police had turned up in big numbers.

"I just hope they move them on nice and quick. It's disgusting the way they think they have this self-entitlement to people's land."

Police later confirmed the travellers had been evicted again and are believed to have left the borough.

The Shooters Hill building is near the site of a large brawl last week following a travellers' wake.