Silverstone Moto GP crimes fall

The number of crimes recorded at the Moto GP at Silverstone has fallen from 33 last year to just 14 this year, police have revealed.

Northamptonshire Police said about 150,000 people attended the event over the weekend.

Det Insp Stuart Hitchon said the police operation was "very successful".

He said a "mixture of plain-clothes officers and uniformed special constables" policed the event.

Insp Alex Terry added: "From a community policing perspective the event went very well.

"Staff received very positive feedback from local people and visitors regarding their visible presence."

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