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Guard in Olympics explosives arrest

Third arrest over explosives ‘found in car’ belonging to security guard

The Daily Mail April 2, 2011

A third person has been arrested at London’s Olympic Stadium site on suspicion of supplying explosives.

The 61-year-old man is being questioned by police after officers from the Olympic Site Support Unit stopped and searched a woman in a car park off Pudding Mill Lane on Tuesday.

 

UK Press Association March 30, 2011

A female security guard has been arrested near London’s Olympic Stadium site on suspicion of possessing explosives and drugs.

The 40-year-old dog handler was held after her vehicle was searched, but police said the incident was not thought to be terror-related.

Scotland Yard said police recovered a very small amount of a substance, which was being forensically examined.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “On March 29, acting on information received, police stopped and searched a woman in a car park off Pudding Mill Lane. Her vehicle was searched and a 40-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of possession of an explosive substance and Class A drugs. She is in custody at an east London police station.  Please see the entire article here

A spokesman for security firm G4S, which earlier this month signed a deal to be the official security firm for the Games, said: “Our canine services team is licensed to hold small samples of explosives for training purposes and are required to undertake rigorous training and follow strict operational processes. G4S take breach of operational processes very seriously and are assisting the police with their inquiries in relation to this incident.”

March 31, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, G4S | , , , , ,

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