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Police to support this weekend's RAF Cosford Air Show

Eyes will be skywards at RAF Cosford Air Show this weekend.

Sixty thousand visitors are expected at the Shropshire airfield for the showpiece which takes place on Sunday (11 June). West Mercia Police will be supporting event organisers to ensure it is an enjoyable day out for all the family.

The A464 will be closed between 1.45pm and 2.45pm to accommodate a flying display and the A464 and A41 in the vicinity of the airfield have also been made a 'clearway' meaning vehicles will be unable to stop or park. Additionally, Bowling Green Lane and Kennel Lane will be closed and those travelling to the show are reminded to find an alternative route.

As in recent years, the event will be ticket only to ease congestion through the county. People planning on going to the show are asked to make sure they have a pre-paid ticket as tickets will not be sold on the door.

Chief Inspector Keith Gee said: "We are expecting the show to be a fun day out for the family. We will be on standby to support the event organisers should any issues occur.

"People heading to the show are asked to please allow plenty of time to get there. The number of vehicles travelling to the airfield will undoubtedly cause some disruption but we hope this will be kept to a minimum."

For live traffic and travel updates as you're heading to the Air Show tune in to Radio Cosford on 87.9MHz.

A range of helpful hints and tips on keeping yourself safe at, and on the way to, events and festivals this summer are available on our website under festivals and events safety. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/8942/Festivals-and-events-safety.

Issued: Thursday 8 June 2017 10.20am Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

Published 08/06/17