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F1 Silverstone policing operation - day three update

More than 100,000 fans are expected at the qualifying stages of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today and Northamptonshire Police are pleased to report the security operation continues to run smoothly with racegoers enjoying another great day at the circuit.

The number of crimes reported so far has been eight since the policing operation started at 7am on Thursday.

Officers have dealt with missing persons, public disorder, drunkenness, and theft, however officers have mainly encountered well-behaved, excited racegoers.  

Event commander, Supt Chris Hillery, said: “Our aim is to ensure everyone visiting the circuit has a safe and enjoyable experience.

 “The traffic management system is working well and there’s a great atmosphere at the circuit with huge crowds looking forward to another great day of racing.

 “A further 100,000 fans are expected to pass through the gates tomorrow for the main race and I am confident they will all have a fantastic day.

“We have a prepared a very comprehensive security operation for this event, but we would urge anyone who thinks they see something suspicious to report it immediately to police or circuit security so we can react quickly and appropriately."

Crime prevention advice is available here: http://northants.police.uk/#!/Silverstone/22967

Advice on traffic measures both into and out of the circuit is available here: http://northants.police.uk/#!/Silverstone/22962

Pictures: On duty at Silverstone today, armed police mingling with crowds, the Safer Roads Team and police sniffer dogs visiting the Paddock

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