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Olympic missile ruling 'could mean tanks on your lawn'

Residents of an east London tower block have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on their roof during the Olympics.

They argued that having weapons on the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone would make the building a terrorist target, but the The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the move was legitimate and proportionate.

David Enright, who represents the residents, said the ruling had wide-ranging implications.

  • 10 Jul 2012
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