Olympic security shortfall

Police called in to boost security after shortfall at Manchester athletes hotel.

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'Disgrace' for police to have to fill Olympic security shortfall

"Failures of G4S have impacted upon day-to-day policing in GMP as officers are being dragged away from normal duties.

"It is a disgrace that thanks to G4S, Greater Manchester Police's communities are losing their local police officers.

"Our officers are being sent at a moment`s notice to underpin a security operation that is rapidly achieving the status of a farce.

"I am only glad we have still got enough officers to plug the gap for G4S Olympics staff who didn't turn up to Manchester venues."

– Ian Hanson, Chair Greater Manchester Police Federation

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