Home Office statement following claims that the security services are under "unprecedented pressure"

The Home Office has responded to claims that preparations for the London Olympics are putting a strain on the country's security services.

"The Security Service prioritises its resources to meet the highest threats day in and day out and has made lengthy and thorough preparations to meet this summer's security challenges.

"The focus of the Government is to deliver a safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games that London, the UK and the world can enjoy."

– Home Office spokesman

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Olympics Strain On Spy Services

MPs have warned that the preparations for the London Olympics have put the intelligence and security agencies under "unprecedented pressure."