Travellers establish camp at Birmingham Lidl car park

Travellers set up camp in Lidl car park sparking stand-off with supermarket bosses and leaving customers fuming Five caravans moved onto a Lidl car park in Yardley, Birmingham on Sunday  The supermarket has said it has instructed bailiffs to remove the encampment  The budget store, which is on Coventry Road in Birmingham, remains open  One shopper said they had been accosted for change by one of the group  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 10:45 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 13:01 GMT, 7 January 2020

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A group of travellers are locked in a stand-off with supermarket bosses after setting up camp in a Lidl car park.

Shoppers and staff were left shocked after a convoy of five caravans moved onto the site in Yardley, Birmingham on Sunday.

The budget supermarket giant said it had called in bailiffs to evict the group but they still remain at the Coventry Road location today.

A group of travellers arrived at the Lidl supermarket in the Yardley area of Birmingham on Sunday and parked up before setting up camp

A group of travellers arrived at the Lidl supermarket in the Yardley area of Birmingham on Sunday and parked up before setting up camp

The supermarket said it is taking legal action to remove the travellers from the car park

The supermarket said it is taking legal action to remove the travellers from the car park

Photographs show several vehicles with gas canisters attached taking up several parking spaces directly outside the store, which remains open.

Shopper Mark Flaherty, 43, of Sheldon, Birmingham, said: 'I came along to do our family shop for the week. I can't believe they have come to

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