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Travellers trespassing on one of London's biggest churches

CONFLICT: One south London's Ruach City Church sites was taken over for a second time by travellers

A GROUP of travellers entered the grounds of one of London's biggest churches, blocking the congregation from getting inside.

Ruach City Church (headed by internationally-renowned Bishop John Francis) which have four sites in London are urging congregants and "friends of the church" to make their way to their Norbury site to present a united front against travellers which invaded the land for a second time today.

The church declared on social media that the travellers, (who were previously cleared out a matter of months ago after causing approximately £200,000 worth of damage to the property) and their caravans turned up on the land from roughly 3am this morning. It is believed they gained entry through the main gates.

A 24-hour notice was served ordering the travellers to leave, and The Metropolitan Police say that there were officers at the scene today but there had not been any arrests or reports of any disorder.

At 5.45pm members of the church eldership and friends announced that the travellers left the Norbury site, after hearing of Ruach City Church's plans to hold a prayer vigil; mainly for the purpose of encouraging the the travellers to leave.

The incident has received a mass of attention on social media, with people tweeting supporting and encouraging people to come down in aid of the church:

To see the videos, visit Ruach City Church's Twitter.

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