A group of travellers have moved on after setting up in Hartlepool United’s car park.
About half a dozen caravans appeared in the club car park on Clarence Road on Wednesday morning.
They moved on later that day after discussions involving Hartlepool Borough Council.
A council spokesperson said: “The council had discussions with the travellers and the club and they were moved swiftly,” said a spokesperson.
“As a local authority we have certain responsibilities when travellers descend on the town and we liaise with them.”
The club shop was forced to close for the morning as a result but reopened in the afternoon.