The head of the security firm G4S has promised Northumbria Police the force will be completely reimbursed for covering a shortfall in security staff.
Officers had to step in after only a handful of G4S staff turned up for work at at hotel being used by Olympic football teams playing at St James' Park.
Now some officers have had their leave cancelled and are preparing to pick up the pieces of the Olympic security fiasco.
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