Scotland Yard admits losing keys to Wembley Stadium prior to Olympics
Search teams hunted for the missing laser keys for days in the run-up to the start of the Games, leading to an argument between embattled security firm G4S, Locog and the police over who was responsible.
The bungle happened on Tuesday during final preparations for the first Olympic football match at the stadium, with officers being alerted to the loss at midday.
Locog insists that security ‘has not been compromised’ and that all locks have been changed, adding that they do not suspect criminal involvement and believe the keys to have simply been mislaid.
The news is the latest in a long list of security worries to affect the London 2012 Games, with the government and G4S having been heavily criticised for struggling to provide sufficient security staff for the various Olympic venues.