Thursday, January 21, 2010

British Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) for 2010 CWG Security

Crack members of the British Metropolitan Police, popularly known as Scotland Yard, are likely to be involved in securing the Delhi Commonwealth Games scheduled for October. This would at the very least be to protect the British contingent, numbering more than 1500, officials included. The event is perceived to face a threat from terrorists who wish to depict India as an unsafe venue.

Caroline Searle, spokesperson for the England Commonwealth Games Association (ECGA), confirmed that Scotland Yard would be in Delhi during the Games. ‘‘We anticipate Met Police support throughout the Games, but what form that help will take has yet to be decided.’’

‘‘The England team for the Delhi Commonwealth Games will be the biggest ever to participate in any overseas event,’’ said Ann Hogbin, chief executive of ECGA.

Scotland Yard has been working with Delhi Police and other agencies associated with security for the Games since officers from the Yard visited Delhi in August.