Issues with G4S initially looked like 'teething problems'

The Home Secretary said the issues with G4S supplying enough guards initially looked like "teething problems".

Theresa May said: "They were consistently telling us, up until July 11, that they could produce the number of people required for the Olympic Games [they believed they identified] a temporary problem which was capable of resolution.

"We are constantly monitoring, constantly looking at how they are ensuring that safety and security for the Games so the people who come to these Olympic Games enjoy them."

A G4S employed security guard checks an athlete's accreditation Credit: Press Association