Residents lose fight to block Olympics missiles

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The Independent Online

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

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he agreed with the Ministry of Defence that a tower block was the only suitable site and the facts of the case were "not susceptible to a sensible challenge". He said residents at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone were under a "misapprehension" regarding the risks.

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