'Ring of Steel' encircles Newport and Cardiff

Metal fences nicknamed the "Ring of Steel" have popped up at the roads around Newport and in parts of the Welsh capital Cardiff, ahead of next week's Nato summit.

Heavy fencing has sprung up at roads around Newport. Credit: PA

Some of the residents expressed dismay on Twitter at the extent of the security measures, comparing it to tactics used at the Berlin Wall.

More than 150 heads of state and ministers will attend the summit on September 4 and 5, along with 10,000 support staff and 2,000 journalists.