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Is it right to put missiles on someone's roof?

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Residents of a block of flats near the Olympic park are going to the High Court to challenge the Ministry of Defence's decision to put missiles on their roof.

Martin Howe, the lawyer representing the residents, says it is a fundamental rights issue.

"This is a residential complex," he told the Today programme, it is "unprecedented in UK history that we have troops stationed with high velocity missiles in a normal block of flats... It really does affect there private life and their family life."

Patrick Mercer, an MP and former infantry officer, says he is sorry that there "wasn't enough consultation" but adds that "diplomacy is clearly important but not as important as the threat from a hijacked aircraft."


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