30/04/2012

2012 Olympics Security Tests Begin This Week

A major security exercise, aimed at testing security for the London 2012 Olympics, will take place this week.

Exercise Olympic Guardian is being held on land, sea and air in the London and Weymouth areas between 2 and 10 May.

On Sunday, it emerged that the Ministry of Defence is considering placing surface-to-air missiles on residential flats during the Olympics.

An east London estate, where 700 people live, has received leaflets saying a "higher velocity missile system" could be placed on a water tower.

A spokesman said the MoD had not yet decided whether to deploy ground-based air defence systems during the event.

(H/GK)

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