Woman gets suspended jail sentence for selling Olympic torch on eBay but failing to hand it to the buyer
A woman who sold an Olympic torch on Ebay but then kept the money to help save her husband's failing business has been given a suspended jail sentence. Caroline Hereward's husband David was nominated to run through Lincoln with the torch in June.
When his judo club fell into debt, Mrs Hereward decided that selling the torch would ease the problem and she put it on the internet auction site but she failed to hand it to the buyer.
The Olympic showjumper and racehorse trainer Harvey Smith will carry the Olympic torch on horseback in York tomorrow night. He will ride the final furlong of York Racecourse and then dismount to light a cauldron where the flame will stay for the night.
74 year-old Harvey competed in the Olympics in Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972. He will ride Paddy, a seven year old showjumper who could be an Olympic contender of the future. 24,000 local people will watch the celebration event, which include a performance by Katy B.