Security Reviewed At Manchester Marathon

16 April 2013, 14:39

Security for this month's Greater Manchester Marathon is being reviewed, following the terrorist attack in Boston, USA.

Three people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed by two bombs which exploded close to the finish line of the city's marathon.

It's led Greater Manchester Police to review security arrangements for the marathon planned here on Sunday April 28th.

Race Director Simon Hill said:

"We are deeply saddened by the awful happenings in Boston.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to those who have lost loved ones and have been injured, and to everyone affected.

"It is a very sad day for the running and marathon communities around the world.

"Our security plan is developed jointly with the Greater Manchester Police and we are in contact with them now to review our security arrangements."

A spokesperson from the Greater Manchester Police said: "With any large-scale event we always review our security arrangements based upon risk and threat.

"Following yesterday's horrific events in Boston we will work with the organisers of the Greater Manchester Marathon to review the plans that we have in place.

Our thoughts go out to those that were involved and have been affected by this."

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