Boris Johnson says it is too early to judge G4S

London mayor Boris Johnson has said it is too early to judge G4S and the Olympic Games security team.

Boris Johnson says it is too early to judge G4S
Boris Johnson says it is too early to judge G4S

Speaking this morning (16 July) at an Olympic media briefing, Johnson said that critics of the Olympics security efforts, and provider G4S, should wait until after the event before casting judgement.

"I think we should get on with the Games and wait until afterwards […] this is the final furlong and we're better prepared than any previous Olympic city," he added.

Reacting to news that 3,500 military personnel are being drafted in to help with the security efforts, assistant Metropolitan Police commissioner Chris Allison said that the security plan for the Games is unchanged, but different people are now involved. "The [security] plan is smart and professional and I have full confidence in it," he added.

Meanwhile, the mayor played down early reports of transport failings, telling attendees that there is currently no cause for concern. "Motorists should check getaheadofthegames.com before travelling and avoid using cars where possible," said Johnson.

Johnson went on to praise the efforts made by venues across London and urged the country to immerse themselves in the various cultural activities taking place.

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