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UK police officer loses Olympics documents

A British newspaper says it has been handed documents about security arrangements for the London Olympics that were left on a train by a police officer.

world Updated: Jan 17, 2012 15:30 IST

A British newspaper says it has been handed documents about security arrangements for the London Olympics that were left on a train by a police officer.

London police confirmed Tuesday that one of its officers lost a bag containing documents on January 5 and reported it to his bosses, adding that the papers were not "operationally sensitive". They did not comment on the newspaper's claim that the documents were related to the Olympics, The Sun newspaper says a passenger on the train found the documents and gave them to the newspaper, which returned them to the police.

It says the papers contain accounts of meetings where security measures were discussed, and details of contingency plans for the Olympics.