I worked as an Instructor for a Motorcycle training school. Took my last learners out on Friday because I'm moving on Wednesday. On Saturday evening I was going to go out for farewell drinks with my colleagues. We were going to Lee-on-Solent Working Men's Club - One of my colleagues is a drummer and was doing a gig there. Anyway at 1710hrs on Saturday I got a call from the bosses wife saying that the Schools trg area had been invaded by Irish Travelers and (a.) Was I sober and (b.) Could I come over and help move the bikes and other kit from the site. The schools trg area is 2 car parks rented from ASDA who don't use them and the kit is kept padlocked in a couple of containers. When I arrived at the site there was chaos. There were 4 caravans and there associated wagons parked on our lower trg area. About 10 adult micks and hundreds of grotty children scurrying around like rats. Plod was there in force with cars, wagons and CCTV vans. There were queus of caravan trying to get onto the site but plod was denying them access. Tempers were fraught all round. Anyway we started ferrying the bikes off to another secure location and Plod our Pikey friends and ASDA set to arguing. These piky scum may not be very law abiding but they know the law. Clearly they had done a recce because they turned up at the site 10 mins after our last instructor left. Fortunately for them between him leaving and them arriving some one took our gate off its hinges and pushed it open - that's how they found it - and no they were not responsible for the damage to it. As far as they were concerned it was an unoccupied site and they did not know that a business operated out of it - just coincidence that they arrived just after we left. ASDA were 'kin brilliant. By 1815hrs they had served them all with notice that they were trespassing and that if they were not gone by 2000hrs they would get the the bailiffs in to remove them. Our Piky friends told him to get a court order. ASDA is a big company with big balls - Our Piky friend were trespassing and interfering with thier ability to carry on their business. (IN this case the business of renting the site to the bike school) ASDA also told them they were banned from coming into the ASDA to shop and deployed extra security to keep them out. 'You can't do that we have rights we'll sue you...' 'You are trespassing on our property and interfering with our business - while you continue to do that you are not welcome in our store' Plod backed ASDA up and told them if they tried to go in the store it might be a breach and arrests all round would ensue... Plod also denied any further access to the site to the other 10 or so wagons/caravans that turned up and instructed them to move on becasue they were causing an obstruction of the highway by parking so many wagons on the side of the road. More arguing. Anyway we were continuing to ferry bikes and kit when plod came over and said that the pikys have jacked and were moving on. He looked a bit surprized as he had never seen them give in before. 20 mins later they had gone. Certain amount of verbal abuse as they left and as soon as they had gone the site was descended on by hundred of gulls who started picking over the rubbish. They had only been there for 3 hours and the place looked like a council rubbish tip. I'm not without my sympathy for these people. They are humans and they are as entitled as anyone else to pursue health and happiness etc. But they had absolutely no regard for anyone else. They did not care that they were ruining some one else business. They didn't give toss about the filth they left behind them. There behavior within the campsite was awful. Kids running around like rats everyone screaming and shouting at everyone else. You know that dysfunctional family on the patch - like that but worse and in caravans. I also wondered about were they get there money. Some of the cars were were old bangers and some of the caravans were old but there were also brand new 4 x 4s hauling huge homes on wheels that would shame an American millionaire with his luxury RV. Interesting times. Could have been a lot worse.