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.