RAIL passengers are being warned that a group of travellers have parked up at Lea Green station overnight.

More than 10 caravans are currently at the station, opposite Sutton Academy, with few other parking spaces remaining.

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A spokesman for Northern Rail, said: “We are working closely with British Transport Police to monitor the situation at Lea Green and return the car park to normal operation as soon as possible.

“In the meantime we advise customers to amend their travel plans slightly and use St Helens Junction which has parking facilities for more than 200 cars.”

A St Helens Council spokesperson, added: “The council is unable to intervene unless the private landowner Northern Rail approaches us for assistance.

"As of yet we have had no contact from the landowner, but will assist in resolving the matter if our services are requested.”