Olympics puts intelligence services under "unprecedented pressure"

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

The parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) - which oversees the work of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - expressed concern that risks were been taken with other aspects of security because of the demands of the Olympics.

Staff have been taken off lower priority areas of work so that they can concentrate on the potential threat to the Games.

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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."