Security stepped up for Grand Prix
THE heightened risk of terrorist attacks has forced Northamptonshire Police to step up security levels for the British Grand Prix next weekend.
Following incidents in London and Glasgow this week, an increased police presence will be enforced at the event, which will take place at Silverstone on Sunday, July 8.
Superintendent Simon Blatchly, who will be in charge of the operation at the circuit, stressed there had been no specific intelligence to suggest a possible attack during the racing weekend, but added police would be enforcing a higher level of security as a precautionary measure.
He said: "We are working closely with Silverstone circuit management and will be doing all we can to keep racegoers safe, but minimise any disruption.
"Security is our utmost priority and while there is no intelligence to suggest a threat to the Grand Prix, we have seen that attacks can happen without warning. This is a dynamic, national situation and we will be providing an appropriate level of policing at the event to reassure the public and maintain safety for everyone involved."