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.