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Games rowing venue has "balanced security"

Theresa May says the "right balance" is being reached by the police in terms of security for the London Olympics 2012, according to Berkshire Local News.

The home secretary was taken on a tour of the Olympic and Paralympic rowing event venue at Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire, where a police response planning team has been in existence since 2008.

After being shown various confidential security measures as part of a tour of the boathouses and lake, Mrs May said she felt that the authorities were "getting the balance right between providing security and enabling people to enjoy themselves," BBC News reports.

The tour of the 450-acre site, which is owned by Eton College, also included transport arrangements and the public entrances.

Organisers are anticipating around 240,000 people will attend the rowing events, which run from July 28th until August 4th.

May emphasised her confidence in the security planning that has taken place; which, according to Thames Valley Police was "the biggest policing event" since the Second World War.

At least a third of the force's 5,000 officers will be in attendance during the races.

"British police are very well used to dealing with security at key events but doing it in a way that also enables the event to be enjoyed by those who are participating and those who are spectating," May added.

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