Police boost ahead of marathon

The number of police officers on duty for the London Marathon has been boosted by 40% to provide reassurance in the wake of the atrocities in Boston according to Scotland Yard.

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London Marathon: 'Deeply saddened and shocked'

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the news from Boston. Our immediate thoughts are with the people there and their families.

It is a very sad day for athletics and for our friends and colleagues in marathon running.Our security plan is developed jointly with the Metropolitan Police and we were in contact with them as soon as we heard the news.

– London Marathon Chief Executive Nick Bitel


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