Judge to rule on Olympic rooftop missile battery
LONDON (AP) -- A British judge will rule Tuesday on a bid by residents to stop their London tower block being used as a missile base during the Olympic Games.
Judge Charles Haddon-Cave had been due to give his judgment in the morning, but postponed the announcement until after lunch.
Residents of the 17-story Fred Wigg tower, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Olympic Park, say the missile battery could make their homes a terrorist target. They are seeking permission to bring a full court challenge to the deployment.
The British military says surface-to-air missiles also will be stationed at another apartment building, at a reservoir and farmland in east London, and along hillsides in south London as part of a vast security operation for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.