The officer in charge of policing at this year’s British Grand Prix has repeated calls for campers to secure their valuables after seven tents were broken into on Thursday night.
Officers regularly patrol the campsites around Silverstone and advise campers not to leave valuables in their tents. They also encourage race fans to make sure their tents are locked with a padlock when they are at the circuit.
Despite these warnings and patrols, criminals still target the camp sites and will steal from tents which are not secure.
Superintendent Mick Stamper said: “Unfortunately on Thursday night, we had seven tents broken into on the Woodlands campsite.
“So I would reiterate my message to campers, which is keep your valuables with you at all times, don’t leave them in your tent and even when you’re in your tent, remain vigilant.”
Aside from the tent thefts, the total number of crimes recorded at Silverstone to date are: two for drugs possession, two assaults and one possession of a bladed article.