Extra cops for the Bulldog Bash

Warwickshire Police warn of extra security measures for this year's Bulldog Bash

EXTRA POLICE officers are being drafted as part of a "significant policing operation" around the Bulldog Bash from 7 to 10 August.

According to reports on the BBC, Warwickshire Police had urged councillors not to grant a licence for next month's Bulldog Bash, fearing reprisals for the shooting of Gerry Tobin on the M40 after last year's event.

Now, officers have said that they would be searching people attending the festival.

Five roads around the show will be shut with police using ANPR systems to check all vehicles attending.

Asst Chf Con Bill Holland told the BBC: "Warwickshire Police is committed to protecting the community from harm and we believe that the road closures are necessary to ensure maximum effectiveness for the policing operation.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to assure residents and businesses that we will do everything in our power to keep disruption to a minimum whilst maintaining public safety."

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