This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 19 °C Monday 22 July, 2019
Advertisement

Photos, video: Clashes at early morning Dale Farm evictions

Bailiffs and riot police arrived at the site in Essex earlier this morning to begin the planned eviction.

Image: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

POLICE AND PROTESTERS have clashed this morning at the illegal travellers’ site at Dale Farm in Essex as bailiffs attempt to evict residents who lost their legal bid to stay on the site.

The residents fought a long legal battle against Basildon Council to remain on the site, but were told on Monday that they had lost their last chance to appeal. The council appealed to residents to leave Dale Farm peacefully and in a safe manner.

Protesters erected barricades and re-enforced fencing along the site in an attempt to block access to the authorities. Enforcement officers and riot police came to the camp this morning and scuffles broke out as they attempted to enter the site. Protesters threw bricks at police and officers used tasers in response.

Here are some of the first images from the eviction:

Photos, video: Clashes at early morning Dale Farm evictions
1 / 12
  • Eviction

    A caravan burns at the travellers site at Dale Farm. (Ben Kendall/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

  • Eviction

    Enforcement Officers remove a woman in a wheelchair from Dale Farm in Essex. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    A person stands silhouetted surrounded by smoke from a burning building at Dale Farm. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    Police at Dale Farm in Essex this morning. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    A protester is carried off the illegal travellers site at Dale Farm, Essex. (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    An Enforcement Officer carries away bricks from Dale Farm. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    A person stands silhouetted surrounded by smoke from a burning building at Dale Farm. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    Enforcement Officers move a chair at Dale Farm during the evictions. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    Police gather to start evictions from Dale Farm, near Basildon, 30-miles west of London, where supporters have clashed with bailiffs and riot police as the authorities work to evict illegal travelers from the site, Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011. Following a decade-long row over unauthorised properties built on the former scrap yard, Dale Farm, and various legal challenges, evictions started Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham/PA)
  • Eviction

    Riot police and Enforcement Officers arrive at Dale Farm in Essex at the UK's largest illegal travellers' site as the planned eviction finally got under way. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
  • Eviction

    Protesters clash with police and bailiffs at the travellers site at Dale Farm, Essex, as the eviction got under way this morning. (Ben Kendall/PA Wire)

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (10)