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Missile sites on roofs planned for London
Residents of apartment block alarmed by military's plans to install battery on tower to protect Olympics.
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2012 17:25

Residents of an upscale apartment block near London's Olympic Park have been told of plans by Britain's military to install a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to protect the 2012 Games this summer.

The site, a Victorian water tower that was converted into an apartment building, is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as bases for surface-to-air missiles to guard the Olympic Games from an aerial attack, the country's ministry of defence said.
 
Peter Sharp reports from London.

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