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UK crisis staff replaces G4S security

Updated: July 23, 2012, 1:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The security firm G4S will no longer be providing protection at the Olympic stadium in Newcastle, city officials said Monday, citing concerns over the troubled company's shortfall in recruiting guards.

Thousands of British soldiers have been drafted in to fill a gap in guards after G4S acknowledged it would not be able to provide the promised numbers of security personnel.

Steven Savage, director of London 2012 operations for the Newcastle City Council, said Monday the council ...

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