Police boost ahead of marathon

The number of police officers on duty for the London Marathon has been boosted by 40% to provide reassurance in the wake of the atrocities in Boston according to Scotland Yard.

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Met: Extra officers and more searches for marathon

Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has said there will be increased searching and more officers on the beat for the London Marathon following the events in Boston.

Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe. Credit: ITV News

He added that the force were taking any potential link to the London Marathon seriously but there were no obvious ones at the moment. He has also been in touch with his American counterparts.

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