Police officers at Silverstone are issuing safety advice to campers and encouraging them to look out for each other over the MotoGP™ weekend.
Superintendent Chris Hillery, Event Commander for Northamptonshire Police, said: “Race-goers at MotoGP™ are a brilliant crowd – there’s a real community spirit among them and I know they’ll be looking out for each other during their time here.
“Although my police officers and PCSO will be in and around the circuit during the day and also overnight, patrolling the campsites and local areas, I would strongly encourage people not to walk around alone, especially when it gets dark.
“Our policing operation aims to ensure everyone is safe and feels safe at Silverstone but please remember that there is a small minority of people who will try and use events like this one as a means to commit crime or disorder.
“On that basis I would also encourage people to drink responsibly. By all means, please have a good time, but remember that drinking too much hampers your judgment and that one drink too many can lead to problems – not least forgetting where your tent is. You can also become a target of assault or robbery when drunk – so try not to have too much, stick together, and keep aware of your surroundings at all times.
“If you see anything suspicious during your time here, don’t be afraid to approach one of my police officers or alternatively you can call us on 101, or in an emergency 999.
“By looking out for each other and reporting anything suspicious to us, you will be playing your part in keeping your fellow MotoGP™ campers safe this weekend.”
For more information and safety advice, please visit The Northants Police website.