An urgent review of security precautions was under way in London last night for Baroness Thatcher’s funeral Wednesday and Sunday’s marathon.
Senior police chiefs are planning to meet following the Boston explosions and may tighten security further around both events.
Authorities already were planning a significant police deployment for the former prime minister’s funeral in part given the so-called street celebrations and disrespectful demonstrations by Thatcher haters after she passed away last Monday at age 87. Prior to the Boston bombings, however, UK security officials already had their hands full in preparing for the funeral: 'A major security operation has been planned, amid fears it could be disrupted by far-left groups, Irish republicans or individuals obsessed with the Iron Lady'.
Metropolitan Police will review security around the London Marathon following the devastating bomb attack in Boston but organisers have confirmed this Sunday's race WILL go ahead.
The horror attack unfolded just six days before tens of thousands of athletes and fundraisers will take to the streets of the capital on Sunday.
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