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London 2012 Olympics lack 50% of the guards needed for security duties.

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G4S, the private security company being paid nearly £300m to guard the London 2012 Olympics acknowledged that has yet to fully train or accredit thousands of new security guards, that are needed to protect the Olympics from any terrorist attack.

The Government is anxious that with three weeks left until the opening ceremony, only half of the guards needed to guarantee fully staffed patrols of the entrances to venues and carry out other security duties are ready to start work.

The home secretary, Theresa May, has stepped in amid growing concern that additional military personnel may be needed to make up the shortfall. READ MORE HERE.