Abu Dhabi: Security at the Bahrain Grand Prix will aim to be "low key and discreet" but will include contingency plans to deal with potential disruptions such as demonstrators invading the circuit, an adviser to the Gulf Kingdom's Interior Ministry said on Monday.
John Yates, a former assistant commissioner in the London Metropolitan Police Service, told The Associated Press that he reviewed the plans ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22. He said authorities are aiming to provide adequate security that keeps fans safe without showing overt force that impinges on Bahrain's biggest sporting event.
"It is very much hoped that the policing will be low key and discreet," Yates said. "But if there are problems, they ... must be able to escalate their response if need be. People can be assured that if problems arise, then there will be a plan to deal with that as there would be with any public event in the world."