Britain's most senior police officer says using soldiers to help keep the Olympics safe is "no bad thing". Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "It's not a bad solution to have about 11,000 fully trained soldiers under a military command from one of the best armies in the world.
It seems to me that the contingencies will be put in place and we'll all be kept safe... You always have to review these things if the situation changes. But with the guards, G4S are providing guards, the military, the police - taken together, it will be a well-run operation."
Faced with a list of last minute problems, ministers and organisers insist the Olympic security situation is under control.
Theresa May was tonight accused of giving MPs a "selective account" about when she knew G4S were having problems supplying Olympic staff.
MOD confirm picture of UK Olympics troops sleeping on chairs as they cover the G4S shortfall in Olympic security is genuine