NATO convoy spotted travelling through Cotswolds

Police convoy spotted travelling around the Cirencester roundabout, near the fire station. Picture by Joe Harris

Police convoy spotted travelling around the Cirencester roundabout, near the fire station. Picture by Joe Harris

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A POLICE convoy, thought to be linked to the NATO summit in Cardiff, has been spotted travelling through the Cotswolds today.

Motorcycle outriders and riot vans were seen escorting 4x4s with blacked out windows through Tetbury and Cirencester.

People on social media sites Facebook and Twitter reported they had to stop for the procession as it drove through the area.

Gloucestershire Police said they did not know who was bring transported in the vehicles but that officers were providing support as the convoy made its way through the region.

Police were not able to say where the convoy was headed but it is connected to the NATO summit beginning on September 4 which US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande are expected to attend, as well as leaders and senior ministers from around 60 other countries.

It will be the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain.

 

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12:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

miller7 says...

I do hope that Joe Harris was stationary and not driving when he took the photo !
I do hope that Joe Harris was stationary and not driving when he took the photo ! miller7
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1:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

Gloucestershire Police said they did not know who was bring transported.

to be fair .... Glos police dont actually know much that goes on.
Gloucestershire Police said they did not know who was bring transported. to be fair .... Glos police dont actually know much that goes on. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
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1:43pm Wed 3 Sep 14

flattop72 says...

Joe Harris...taking piccies of important people, .....they'll be watching you now mate.
Joe Harris...taking piccies of important people, .....they'll be watching you now mate. flattop72
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