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Olympic torchbearer wows Hastings firefighters

Lawrence Page with Hastings firefighters Credit: ESFR

Torchbearer Lawrence Page won over the hearts of Hastings firefighters - who nominated him for the job for the 2012 Olympics.

45 year old Lawrence has been selected to carry the torch through St Leonards on July 17, the day after his birthday.

Twenty-five years ago, Lawrence, who has learning difficulties, walked into Hastings Community Fire Station and volunteered to wash service vehicles and fire engines.

He's since worked at the station every Saturday, as well as running marathons all over the world.