Games troops paid £1 to shower

Troops staying at Tobacco Dock in east London as they cover the shortfall in Olympic security have been forced to pay £1 to use showers at a public swimming pool opposite the temporary living quarters.

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MOD: 'Shower costs will be reimbursed'

Commenting on reports that military personal have had to pay to use showers a Ministry of Defence spokesman said:

“The claim that Olympics security personnel are being forced to pay for a shower is incorrect. The personnel affected by this were a small number of advance logistic enablers, whose job was to make the site fit for occupation by others by, for example, installing showers.

"Any costs incurred will be reimbursed in the usual fashion.”

No 10 confirms some Olympic troops did pay £1 for showers

A Downing Street spokesman has told ITV News a "small logistical unit", including an unspecified number of troops, were paying £1 for showers while they were setting up the shower unit for troops staying at temporary living quarters at Tobacco Dock in east London.

However, the unit is now in place and the troops will be refunded, if they have not been so already.


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