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London residents lose fight to prevent rooftop missiles

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

A judge ruled on Tuesday tenants of the 17-storey Fred Wigg tower in Leytonstone, east London, did not have an arguable case.

The defense ministry said the missiles are a key piece in the elaborate jigsaw of security for the London Olympics but worried tenants fear this could make them the focus for a terrorist attack.

According to reports, around 25,000 troops and police officers will be deployed in London to prevent attacks during the Games, which get underway on the 27th of July.