COPS on jet-skis and powerboats will be part of the security operation to cover the 50 square miles of Olympic sailing waters.

Dorset Police has announced plans for making the borough's London 2012 venue safe during the Olympic and Paralympic competition.

It has also been revealed that Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark will be arriving in Weymouth and Portland waters next week – as part of a security exercise ahead of the Olympics.

HMS Bulwark will arrive 10 miles off Weymouth late on Monday.

It will remain there for four days to play a part in a security testing exercise, led by Dorset Police.

Residents are warned to expect to see increased activity in the Weymouth Harbour area.

See Saturday's Dorset Echo for the full story.