Hundreds of people have gathered in the centre of Aylesbury to celebrate the towns Paralympic connections. Kate Bunkall joined the crowds.
The town of Aylesbury is celebrating its paralympic connections as hundreds of people line the streets for the torch relay. The flame will be carried through the town from Stoke Mandeville Hospital on its way to the London 2012 Games.
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Thieves have stolen a special Olympic dressing put up in Petersfield for the historic Olympic Torch Relay through the village.
The purple London 2012 branded 'skrim' banners, which were attached to the railings at The Causeway, and The Square, have been cut away and stolen.
The banners were originally put up to help raise spirits in the town for the Torch Relay visit and were to stay in place for the duration of Olympic and Paralympic Games.
EHDC Community Manager, Mike O'Mahoney, who's project team organised the torch celebrations, said:
“A lot of time, money and effort has gone into decorating the town with official London2012 Olympic street dressing. Especially to add some colour to the town and create excitement for residents and visitors, and to really make Petersfield feel part of the Olympic celebrations.
“We are asking people to contact the police on 101 if they have any information about the whereabouts of the missing street dressing. The police are taking this incident very seriously.
“Petersfield residents must be dismayed by the thieves' selfish actions. “
We have compiled a music and video sequence, covering the past two weeks.
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