UPDATED: Security tightened in Aylesbury ahead of global finance summit

A massive security operation is underway as representatives from the world’s financial powerhouses prepare to meet at Hartwell House.

There has been a huge police presence along Oxford Road in preparation for the G7 conference, with police vans and ‘no stopping’ cones along the route from Aylesbury to Stone.

Hartwell House

Hartwell House

Traffic queues this morning were initially thought to be caused by the security operation, but police say the main cause of the jams were a medical emergency involving a resident in nearby Stone.

Thames Valley Police will be out in force throughout the conference.

Aylesbury Vale local area commander, Supt Olly Wright, said: “Thames Valley Police officers are deployed throughout this event in support of the security operation and to minimise any disruption to the local community.”

Representatives from countries including America, Japan and Germany are expected at the event.

Chancellor George Osborne, who will host the meeting with the governor of the Bank of England, said of the conference: “This group remains an important institution and a key forum in which to grapple with the challenges that face the global economy.

“This meeting will be a significant opportunity for the UK and our partners to take on these challenges and to show leadership in the fight to tackle the ongoing ramifications of the global financial and debt crisis.”