Travellers have moved onto a car park in Upton-upon-Severn.

The district council said it is working with the police and will be “following the appropriate procedures”.

And a senior councillor is calling for those encamped on the car park to “treat people how they’d wish to be treated”.

A group of travellers with multiple caravans moved onto the Hanley Road car park over the weekend.

Warner’s Supermarket closed early on Sunday, although the company hasn’t said why.

District and county councillor Martin Allen said staff had been feeling intimidated.

“If the travellers would park in the lines and pay for a ticket as the lorry drivers do, and not cause a disturbance, there wouldn’t be anywhere near as much concern,” said Cllr Allen.

“But some of them haven’t covered themselves in glory.

“There are refurbished toilet facilities on the car park and the tickets help pay for that. If they were paying for tickets, supporting local commerce and treating others how they’d wish to be treated, I’d welcome them acting in this manner.

“We get a lot of people coming to stay overnight in Upton and it’s the same for any of them.”

A spokesperson for Malvern Hills District Council said: “We are liaising with the police on the matter and will be following the appropriate procedures.”

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We’re aware of an illegal encampment on Hanley Road in Upton and are working closely with the local council to resolve the situation."