TRAVELLERS left waste ground in Worcester after police were called when a child was seen dancing on the roof of one of the caravans.

The travellers had arrived at the Ronkswood Hospital car park, Newtown Road, Worcester, on Friday, the seventh or eighth group to invade the site in the past two years.

They left at 4.30pm yesterday after residents said police were called because of the noise.

Jon Baddeley who lives in Ripon Road, directly opposite, said: "There was a kid standing on top of the caravan playing music like it was a disco. It was absolutely terrible. It's a wonder he didn't go deaf, the music was so loud."

Nunnery councillor Mike Layland has already approached Robert Hitchin Ltd, the owner of the waste ground, to seek a solution.

Residents have signed a petition to the landowner demanding action following complaints about barking dogs and rubbish, including human waste being dumped.

Coun Layland has called for a width and height restriction to stop them getting onto the site.