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Boston marathon blasts: London Marathon`s security to be reviewed

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:54

London: Security for London Marathon that will be held on Sunday will be reviewed after two fatal explosions at the Boston Marathon, officials have said.

At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in the blasts near the finish on Monday`s event.

The London Marathon said its `detailed security plans` would be reassessed with the police in light of events.

According to the BBC, the Metropolitan Police said these plans were extensive and that it was a very different event.

The Met Police`s Ch Supt Julia Pendry, the commander in charge of policing the London Marathon, said that a security plan is in place. They will be reviewing the security arrangements in partnership with London Marathon.

Organisers of the London Marathon moved quickly to announce a full review of security following the tragic events in Boston.

A total of 36,000 runners, including the double Olympic champion Mo Farah are due to take part in the race from Greenwich Park to the Mall, the report added.


First Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:48

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