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Jul 10, 2012 10:12 AM by AP

Judge rejects bid to stop Olympic rooftop missiles

LONDON (AP) - A British judge has rejected a bid by residents of a London high- rise to stop having their building used as a missile base during the Olympic Games.

Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Tuesday that Britain's Ministry of Defense acted legally when it decided to put the weapons atop the Fred Wigg Tower.

Residents of the 17-story tower, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Olympic Park in east London, say the missile battery could make their homes a terrorist target.

But the judge said the missiles presented no real threat.

The building is one of six sites where the British military plans to place missiles as part of security for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.

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