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Military To Join Armed Police At Major Sporting Events In U.K.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 25 / 17

The presence of soldiers in addition to armed police will "ensure unprecedented levels of security as the sporting calendar hits its peak" in London "over the coming weeks," according to Matt Majendie of the London EVENING STANDARD. A quarter of a million spectators are expected at Wembley Stadium t...

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