Olympic security shortfall

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

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Olympic security 'shortfall' discovered in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police say they were drafted in to cover a shortfall in Olympic security at a Worsley Hotel.

"On Saturday 14 July 2012, Greater Manchester Police became aware of a shortfall in security services for athletes participating in the 2012 Olympic Games.

"On Sunday 15 July 2012 a policing operation was set up by GMP officers to assist with the security operation to protect athletes staying at the main Olympic team hotel in Worsley.

"At no point was their a failure to provide security for the athletes.

"We have worked closely with the security contractor and the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (LOCOG) in relation to this matter, as we have throughout the planning phase of the Olympic Games.

"Extra policing resources have had to be called in, but there has been a minimal impact on policing the local communities that we serve on a daily basis."

– Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney, Greater Manchester Police

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