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Judge to rule on Olympic rooftop missile battery

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[July 10, 2012]  LONDON (AP) -- A British judge will rule Tuesday on a bid by residents to stop their London tower block being used as a missile base during the Olympic Games.

Judge Charles Haddon-Cave had been due to give his judgment in the morning, but postponed the announcement until after lunch.

Residents of the 17-story Fred Wigg tower, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Olympic Park, say the missile battery could make their homes a terrorist target. They are seeking permission to bring a full court challenge to the deployment.

The British military says surface-to-air missiles also will be stationed at another apartment building, at a reservoir and farmland in east London, and along hillsides in south London as part of a vast security operation for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.

[Associated Press]

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