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Former G4S employee from Darlington voices concerns over Olympic security

Former G4S employee Sarah Hubble Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

A former G4S employee says she is not surprised the government has asked the army to bring in 3,500 troops amid fears the firm won't be able to provide enough security staff.

Sarah Hubble, from Darlington, was sacked from her job processing applications at G4S offices on Teesside after speaking out about concerns that corners were being cut.

In an exclusive interview earlier this year she told ITV Tyne Tees & Border that pressure on staff to get through 10 applications an hour was leading to checks on employment and education history not being done

Today she said that she is not surprised at the latest developments and that it vindicates everything she had previously said.

A spokesman for G4S claimed the 24 year old's claims were inaccurate and pointed to the fact she was no longer employed by the company.

G4S is committed to ensuring that London 2012 is safe and secure.

This is an unprecedented and very complex security recruitment and deployment exercise which is being carried out to a very tight schedule.

We have made very significant progress - we already have around 4,000 people at work across 100 venues.

We currently have over 9,000 additional people going through the final stages of the required extensive training, vetting and accreditation process.

We have encountered some delays in progressing applicants through the final stages but we are working extremely hard to process these as swiftly as possible.

We understand the Government's decision to bring in additional resources and will work with LOCOG, the military and other agencies to deliver a safe and secure Games.”

– G4S Spokesman

Sarah Hubble Full interview here:

For the original piece broadcast in May click here