The Royal Show is to shut a day early following heavy rain over the past few days.

Honorary show director Mark Spencer said: “We consulted with our own health and safety officers, Warwickshire police and viewed Met Office forecasts to arrive at the decision.

“We managed showground and car parking ground conditions before and during the first three days of the show, spreading large amounts of wood chips, chatter and straw.

“However, continuing heavy rain showers meant the ground could not take more water. We had no option other than to protect the safety of visitors, standholders and others involved in the event.”

The public are being urged not to turn up to the Stoneleigh site tomorrow Wednesday 4 July.

The horse event will, however continue to run for competitors, to make sure the Horse of the Year Show qualifying rounds can be completed.

More news on early closure of show.

For further information – visit the Royal Show website.