Police dogs have been putting their senses to the test recently at Blenheim Palace to complete security checks ahead of the European Political Community Meeting next week.

Thames Valley Police posted a video of the dogs, Yuri and Gary, in action on Facebook.

The video showed the dogs running around the grounds sniffing for suspicious items. 

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The post said: "You may see/have seen our dogs at Blenheim Palace recently.

"This is to the prepare for the European Political Community Meeting next week.

"Our dogs are specially trained to sniff out suspicious items to ensure there are no safety concerns on the day."

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In another statement Thames Valley Police said: "For the next few days there will be an increased & visible police presence.

"This will include armed officers, search officers and dogs, police horses, along with other security measures you cannot see.

"Please speak to our officers if you have any questions or concerns."

The event will be hosted by the UK Government and will bring together numerous leaders from across Europe.

Police have previously warned of disruption on roads near Blenheim Palace during the event.

There will also be airspace restrictions in place over Blenheim Palace and London Oxford Airport from July 14 until July 18.