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Olympic security concerns

An ex police officer who turned down an offer to work on the security during the Olympics, was still sent an official security pass giving him access to all areas.

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Northumbria Police to be repaid by G4S

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.

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