Police working to make Moto GP safe

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Police working to make Moto GP safe

Northamptonshire Police say they’re working hard to try and make sure the British Moto GP at Silverstone¬†runs smoothly this weekend.

Gates at the circuit open today ahead of the race on Sunday and a high number of spectators are expected to attend the event.

Officers are issuing crime prevention and safety advice to fans arriving on motorbikes and in cars.

This year s operation will be mainly policed by special constables who will be working with race commander Superintendent Dennis Murray.

Supt Murray (pictured) told Connect FM: ”We are looking forward to welcoming the many visitors to the county and ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable time.

”We will be attending Silverstone Circuit during the next four days to support the event and tackle any criminal activity that takes place.

“With motorbikes being the centre of attention at the event, officers are expecting a large number of the visitors to the circuit to be using two wheels instead of four.

Supt Murray added: ”We are anticipating a higher than usual number of motorbikes on the county s roads during the next four days and I would encourage all road users to drive sensibly and appropriately with the higher than normal traffic levels.

“Spectators should also ensure they leave their vehicles locked and secure when they park at the event, to minimise the chances of becoming a victim of crime. I would urge visitors, especially those camping, to heed crime prevention advice and to make sure they know the whereabouts of their valuables at all times.”

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