A group of caravans have arrived at the car park of a Chinese restaurant.

Approximately seven caravans were spotted at the site of Imperial China in Elton Way, around the Bushey area of Watford.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said police officers were called shortly after 11.50pm last night (Thursday, September 5) to a report that a number of caravans had arrived in a private car park off Elton Way.

Officers are currently monitoring the situation and liaising with the landowner to resolve the matter.

The council said it received a number of reports of travellers in the borough, including at or near the Hilton site in Watford.

A spokesperson said: "Our environmental health team is aware of a number of sightings of various groups of travellers in the borough including at the Hilton site.

"Obviously we can only take action if they move on to land that we own and, in that eventuality, we have a pretty robust legal injunction enabling us to move them on promptly.

"At the moment we aren’t aware of any encampments on Hertsmere Borough council land."

Our reporter went to the scene but someone threatened to smash his phone up if he took a photo.