Travellers who caused misery for locals finally leave Oakham after four days of 'Mad Max' mayhem

Travellers who brought chaos to a market town in England's smallest county have finally begin to leave the site following four days of "Mad Max-style" mayhem. Around 1,500 gypsies descended on Rutland Showground in Oakham for a mass Pentecostal Christian event last weekend. Residents and local businesses made hundreds of complaints to police over the following days as the travellers caused "absolute carnage" around the quaint town. There were reports of drag racing, shoplifting and antisocial behaviour which forced some shops to close their doors and schools warning children not to walk alone. Leicestershire Police confirmed two arrests had been made in connection with the festival of Light and Life, which finished on Thursday (24/6). *Video filmed 24th June 2021.

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