More police at MotoGP Grand Prix after terror threat increases

The MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2013. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Police have increased their patrols at the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend as a result of the increased terror threat nationally - but have stressed there is no specific threat to the event.

A spokesman said there would be more officers and they would be more visible as they carried out checks both at the circuit and at campsites.

Visitors to the site were urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity as soon as possible.

"You will be aware that, in the past 24 hours, the Home Secretary has raised the threat level to the UK from international terrorism to Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely - this applies to the UK as a whole not a specific area.

"Please be reassured there is no specific threat, however, security and policing at the event will be enhanced and more visible, and race goers will see an increase in security and policing presence during the weekend."

– Northamptonshire Police.