- Tyne Tees
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has told MPs that police forces will be reimbursed by the private security firm, G4S. They will receive money for any additional costs incurred by local services as a result of failings by G4S.
Theresa May was responding to the former Minister for the North East, Nick Brown. The Newcastle East MP told the House of Commons that, over the weekend, Northumbria Police had to step in to the breach after only 10 out of 58 G4S staff turned up on Tyneside to help secure Olympic sites.
The Chief Executive of security firm G4S said his company would foot the bill for any policing costs caused by the Olympics security fiasco
A former police officer has been given an access-all-areas Olympic security pass by G4S despite being told he was not going to be employed