Sunday, April 29, 2012

'Surface-to-Air Missiles On East End Flats During Olympics'



The army is planning to position soldiers and surface-to-air missiles on top of a block of flats to prevent any airborne terror threat during this summer's Olympic Games.

Residents of the block in Bow in east London received a leaflet on Saturday informing them up to 10 soldiers and police will be stationed at the building.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) leaflet says the missiles will only be fired as a last resort, according to journalist Brian Whelan, one of the 700 residents of the block.

He said: "They are going to have a test run next week, putting high velocity missiles on the roof just above our apartment and on the back of it they're stationing police and military in the tower of the building for two months.

"It's a private, gated community with an old watch tower which is now a lift shaft.

"We have an MoD leaflet saying the building is the only suitable place in the area. Read More