Anti-terrorism exercises at the Olympic Village

Security teams have been carrying out anti-terrorism exercises at the Olympic Village.

The three-day drills at the Stratford site earlier this week involved the Metropolitan Police, other emergency services and the Ministry of Defence.

Police said the exercise was not held in response to any specific threat but was just part of their preparations for next year’s Games.

A spokesman said: “It was one of a series of counter-terrorism exercises involving the MoD, MPS and other emergency services.

“Itis the latest live play exercise to be held within an Olympic venue as part of our preparations for the Games.”

A series of similar drills and safety preparations are being planned in the months leading up to the events.