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Met Police: 'No change in threat level' at marathon

The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement on security plans for the London Marathon this weekend.

Chief Superintendent Julia Pendry said:

The Met has a wealth of experience in policing a wide range of events across London.

We have worked with organisers, partners and other emergency services throughout the preparations for this year’s marathon to ensure that we have the right plans in place.

Following the terrible events in Boston, we are providing additional visible reassurance to the public in what is naturally a worrying time.

I would stress there is no change to the threat level to London and nothing at this stage to link the Boston bombings to the London marathon.

– Chief Superintendent Julia Pendry