Monday, July 9, 2012
Council tenants will go to the High Court today over plans to station surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower block during the Olympics.
Residents of the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, are fighting to prevent the ground-based air defence system being deployed above their heads.
They are applying for permission to seek judicial review on the grounds their human rights have been breached because they were not consulted fairly and properly over the proposals.
They also want an injunction prohibiting deployment until their legal challenge is heard. Ministry of Defence officials want to deploy the weapons across six sites in the capital.
This article was posted: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:41 am