Criminal behaviour on unauthorised encampments
If you have witnessed anti-social or criminal behaviour and are able to identify the people responsible you should report this on the Police 101 non-emergency number. If it's an emergency report it by calling 999.
When an unauthorised encampment happens on our land, we will almost always take the lead in arranging its removal. In any event, a police supervisor will attend the scene of every unauthorised encampment when reported and conduct an initial site assessment, along with ensuring those present receive a code of conduct notice.
The duty of the police is to preserve the peace and prevent crime. They will investigate and deal with reports of criminal activity and public disorder.
Under certain circumstances the police can use powers under Sections 61 and 62 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which gives them the power to remove trespassers and their vehicles.
It is for the police to decide if these powers should be used, and usually they will only be invoked where there is significant impact on the local community.