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Police refused to say how many officers are to cover Olympic games

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Crisis-hit security firm G4S failed to provide enough staff to cover the games, which open tomorrow (Friday), and it was recently revealed that officers from nine forces including Thames Valley would be drafted in to cope.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police, Chris Kearney, said: “Thames Valley Police cannot comment on officer deployment for operational reasons.

“However, we can confirm that we have a contingency plan in place to cover any shortfalls in security staffing, and this will be include officers on rest days and support from military colleagues and will therefore not have any impact on our core, day-to-day policing.

“If this contingency plan is deployed, Thames Valley Police will be looking to recover its costs.”

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