Private Logue answers the call to help at the Olympics

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A soldier from Rugby has played a key role in protecting the Olympic Games.

Private Dean Logue, of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, worked as part of the venue security team at Wimbledon, where the Olympic tennis competition took place.

Pte Logue, 24, said: “I’m happy to be playing a role in the Olympics and it’ll be something to look back on in later life and say I was there.

“There’s a really nice atmosphere at Wimbledon and the fans I’ve spoken to really appreciate what we’re doing to make it a safe and enjoyable event.”

The former Bishop Wulstan School pupil has been in the Army for two years and returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan in April.

He is a keen boxer and football player.

In total 18,200 military personnel were involved in the police and civilian-led security effort for the Olympic Games.

Some 12,200 supported venue security operations, carrying out tasks such as patrolling and screening pedestrians and vehicles, after private firm G4S admitted it had difficulty recruiting staff.