Newport and Cardiff on lockdown ahead of Nato summit

Pedestrian checkpoints set up opposite Cardiff Castle ahead of the Nato summit in Newport. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Newport and Cardiff are on lockdown ahead of the two-day Nato summit that will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort.

A leading security consultant said the summit will be one of the "biggest security operations" in the UK.

Over 9,500 police officers have been drafted in from 43 different forces and the security operation has taken months of preparation.

Police on the beat around Cardiff Shopping Centre. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Police are seen through the 9 ft-high metal fence known as the 'ring of steel'. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Security fencing near Celtic Manor Resort, who the two-day summit will take place. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The venue for the two-day Nato summit is the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire