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Police warn: 'Group of protesters plans to disrupt F1 race at Silverstone'

Police warn: 'Group of protesters plans to disrupt F1 race at Silverstone'

1 July - 19:21 Last update: 21:30
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Northamptonshire Police have issued a warning to protesters who are allegedly planning to disrupt the race at Silverstone. A group of protesters are said to be planning to enter the track during the race, creating a life-threatening situation.

Police fear protesters will enter the track

"We have received credible intelligence that a group of protestors are planning to disrupt the 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix and possibly invade the track on race day," reads the statement from the Northamptonshire Police which makes a 'direct appeal to this group of people' with its message.

The police, therefore, urge this group of people not to endanger themselves, the drivers, marshals, volunteers and spectators. "Going onto a live racetrack is extremely dangerous – if you go ahead with this reckless plan you're jeopardising lives," the police stress.

The police, therefore, urge protesters to engage in conversation and say they are happy to facilitate a peaceful protest at the circuit. "We just please ask that you do not create a situation that puts lives in danger," the urgent appeal reads.

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