G4S has 'encountered some issues in relation to workforce supply'

A G4S spokeswoman said:

This has been an unprecedented and very complex security recruitment, training and deployment exercise which has been carried out to a tight timescale.

We have encountered some issues in relation to workforce supply and scheduling over the last couple of weeks, but are resolving these every day and remain committed to providing a security workforce for the start of the London 2012 Games.

She went on:

Our planning with Locog and other security agencies allows for a variety of contingencies which have been reviewed in the build-up to the Games.

We accept that the Government has decided to overlay additional resources.

We remain committed to keep London 2012 safe and secure.

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Scottish police take G4S roles

A Scottish police force is taking over responsibility for Olympic security from G4S amid continuing concern over staff shortages.