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Olympic torch relay: Cops arrest streaker

2012-07-10 22:32

London - Police arrested a naked man who streaked past crowds just before former Olympian Steve Redgrave was to handle the Olympic torch.

Thames Valley Police say they arrested the 27-year-old man on suspicion of outraging public decency. The incident took place on Tuesday in Henley, around 55km to the west of London.

Redgrave was setting off on a boat in the River Thames as the flame makes its 12 875km journey ahead of the Olympics, which take place from 27 July to 12 August.

Police have warned spectators to stay away from the flame as it travels across Britain and Ireland, and incidents of people interfering with its journey have been rare so far.