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Officers draw up plans to protect flame

Following the news the Olympic torch will be coming to the Isle of Man next year, police say there will be extra security to make sure it travels safely around the Island.

The Metropolitan Police say a team of 49 officers will guard the flame around the clock, and the Manx force will liaise closely with them.

Inspector Derek Flint says senior officers will consider how to make sure the torch and its bearers are safe when it touches down on June 2 next year.

He says it's similar to operations in the past which have safeguarded VIP visitors:


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