Gravesend: 17-year-old arrested after allegedly trying to take Olympic Torch

PUBLISHED: 11:19 20 July 2012 | UPDATED: 09:23 23 July 2012

The police rush to help the torchbearer

The police rush to help the torchbearer


Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who allegedly tried to grab the Olympic torch this morning in Rochester Road, Gravesend.

The incident happened at around 9.55am. The boy, who is from Gravesend, was arrested within seconds and is now in the custody of Kent Police.

No one was injured in the incident and the Torch continued on its way without disruption.

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