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Missiles installed on London roof in advance of Olympics

Residents of a London apartment complex have been informed that missiles and soldiers will be stationed on their roof for the duration of the Games.

SOME LONDON RESIDENTS have been informed that missiles and security teams are to be stationed on the roof of their flat complex for the duration of the 2012 Olympics.

Brian Whelan, a resident of the private gated Bow complex, tweeted today that he and his neighbours had received a booklet in the post informing them that the weapons will be guarded 24 hours a day. Whelan said that there was no consultation with residents, and that he has already seen army personnel around the complex, possibly storing equipment.

Image: Brian Whelan

He also posted an image indicating that the area in which the operation will take place may be unsafe:

According to Whelan, the management company responsible for the building gave the OK for the missiles to be placed on the roof. The Telegraph reports that the Ministry of Defence has said that it identified a number of suitable sites but that no final decision has been made on whether “ground based air defence systems” will be deployed during the Games.

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