Travellers have left a huge mile of mess after they left a field.

The 12 caravans, trucks and tree clearing equipment arrived at Beacon Field, Langdon Hills, last week.

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They left this morning, but chain sawed through posts to help them get out of the field.

They have also left behind rubbish, human waste and a large amount of tree cuttings.

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Ukip Cllr Stephen Hodge was at the scene this morning and spoke to a ranger who was securing the gate to the field, awaitng a specialised team from Thurrock Council who will be doing the clean up before the public are allowed back on.

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