Security stepped up for British grand prix

(GMM) Security has been stepped up for the British grand prix this weekend following the recent failed terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow.

More police will be on patrol at Silverstone, which is located in central England and expecting a near sell-out crowd on Sunday in the wake of the impact caused by local rookie and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Local reports insist "there is no intelligence to suggest any threat" to the F1 race, but police and circuit staff will be conducting increased patrols and searches as a precautionary measure because the terrorist level in the country is now set at 'critical'.

"We are working closely with Silverstone circuit management and will be doing all we can to keep racegoers safe but minimize any disruption," said Superintendent Simon Blatchly.

Silverstone's Richard Phillips, meanwhile, revealed that the circuit has installed additional closed-circuit television systems in the name of security.

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