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London 2012: Further troops deployed for Olympic games

More than 1,000 troops who had been on standby to bolster security at the Olympic Games have been deployed.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the 1,200 troops were to be used because ministers were clear that "we don't want to leave anything to chance".

Earlier this month 3,500 personnel were drafted in after security provider G4S admitted it was short of staff.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 01 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK