Increased police presence at Silverstone after terror attacks in UK

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After the terror attacks in London and Glasgow the British Grand Prix will have an increased police presence this weekend. Even though there is no intelligence to suggest any threat to Sunday's F1 race at Silverstone the Northamptonshire Police will enforce a higher level of security as a precautionary measure.

Supt Blatchly said to the BBC: "We are working closely with Silverstone circuit management and will be doing all we can to keep race goers 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."

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd "The security and enjoyment of both spectators and participants at the British Grand Prix is of paramount importance. In addition to the police presence, Silverstone employs 2000 stewards and has installed additional CCTV to ensure the smooth operation of the event and the safety of all attending."