Police have ordered travellers to leave a church site.

Officers have served notice for the illegal encampment on the green at St Mary The Virgin Parish Church, near to Asda, in Shoebury.

They are expected to leave today.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were contacted on Thursday May 23 following reports of an unauthorised traveller encampment on North Shoebury Road, Shoebury.

"On Friday May 24, we have served a Section 61 notice, directing the travellers to leave by 10am Saturday May 25.

"We will continue to monitor the situation."