– Ian Hanson, Chair Greater Manchester Police Federation
"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."
Police called in to boost security after shortfall at Manchester athletes hotel.