Surface-to-air missiles installed on residential rooftops to ward off terror threats during London Olympics

   Apr 29, 10:21 am

London, Apr 29 (ANI): UK's Ministry of Defense (MoD) has taken the initiative to install high velocity surface-to-air missiles on the roofs of a set of residential flats as a precautionary measure against any airborne terror threats during the Olympics.

"As announced before Christmas, ground-based air defence systems could be deployed as part of a multi-layered air security plan for the Olympics, including fast jets and helicopters, which will protect the skies over London during the Games," The Telegraph quoted an MoD spokesman, as saying.

Residents staying in the private flats at Bow, east London, have reportedly been given a leaflet informing them that a team of 10 soldiers and police will be stationed at the building for the duration of the Games.

However, the MoD leaflet claimed that the missiles will be fired only as 'a last resort'.

"I've looked these (the missiles) up and I don't think they're the kind of thing you can fire over a highly populated area like Tower Hamlets, think of the debris. The leaflet says the missiles will only be used as a last resort," a resident, Brian Whelan mentioned.

However, the residents were not happy with the arrangements being made by the government for the Games.

"From the few people I've spoken to, and the security we have here, they're not happy about it. I don't think it needs to be here at all. I don't see how the decision was made or who made it," Brian added. (ANI)

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