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Police to support this weekend's RAF Cosford Air Show

The RAF Cosford Air Show takes place this weekend with a bumper display as the RAF celebrates its Centenary.

Sixty thousand visitors and 14,000 vehicles are expected at the Shropshire airfield for the showpiece which takes place on Sunday (10 June).

This year marks 100 years of the RAF and the show fully reflects this, so it can be expected to be busier than ever as the organisers and visitors look ahead to the next 100 years.

West Mercia Police will be supporting event organisers to ensure it is an enjoyable day out for all the family.

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 Mark Colquhoun said: "We are expecting the show to be a really great 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. More vehicles than ever are likely to be travelling to the airfield in view of the RAF's Centenary - this 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 Free Radio on 96.4 FM.

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.

Published 06/06/18