Olympic police plans left on train

PUBLISHED: 08:13 17 January 2012

Olympic Park. New erial shot of Olympic Stadium.  Picture  by Anthony Charlton.

Olympic Park. New erial shot of Olympic Stadium. Picture by Anthony Charlton.


Papers not thought to be ‘operationally sensitive’

Scotland Yard said security for the London Olympics has not been compromised after police documents were reportedly found on a train.

According to The Sun, a senior officer left files on a train that detailed plans for policing this summer’s Games.

But a Metropolitan Police spokesman insisted the documents were not thought to be “operationally sensitive”.

The dossier reportedly included minutes of meetings where anti-terrorism plans were discussed.

It was also said to contain details of pre-Olympics rehearsals, an explanation of emergency “lock-down” procedures and plans to avoid traffic congestion.

The files also contained the names and mobile numbers of police officers, the newspaper said.

A commuter reportedly found the documents on a train in Dartford, Kent, earlier this month and handed them to The Sun before they were later returned to police.

The Met spokesman said: “On Thursday, January 5 a Metropolitan Police Service officer lost his bag containing a number of documents.

“The officer reported the loss to a senior officer. Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed as is routine.

“We do not believe that the bag contained operationally sensitive documents. The documents are now back in police possession.”

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