LONDON (AP) — London’s police force says it will utilize 40 percent more officers at the London Marathon than last year to reassure participants and spectators in the wake of the Boston bombings.
Chief Superintendent Julia Pendry of the Metropolitan Police says there will be several hundred more officers policing Sunday’s race, as well as more search dogs.
She said officers in London are in close contact with Boston police and the FBI, but have found “no link whatsoever” between London and the double bomb attack that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Police have apprehended a suspect in the bombings. A second died after clashes with police.