Travellers force two schools to close after camp set up on playing field

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A number of caravans reportedly arrived on Sunday evening at Alun School, which shares grounds with Ysgol Maes Garmon, in Mold, North Wales. Pupils at both schools are using remote learning today as a result.

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Surely the law needs to change. If we took a caravan on holiday and parked anywhere we felt like we would be paying massive fines

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Police say they are "actively utilising legal powers," reports North Wales Live. However, parents online have expressed their anger at their children having to miss their education.

"Surely the law needs to change. If we took a caravan on holiday and parked anywhere we felt like we would be paying massive fines," wrote one man on Facebook.

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"People think it’s ok to protest about Kill the Bill when it gives more power to the police to deal with situations like this and stop costing local councils thousands of pounds," another social media user wrote.

Another posted: "What about the GCSE assessments? It's ridiculous that they can do just what they want."

One comment reads: "Here we go again! This needs to be stopped."

Travellers' caravans on school groundsCaravans have pitched up on the shared campus (Image: Ian Cooper/North Wales Live)

In a joint statement, both schools say they are working closely with the police and

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