Daughter of PC Rathband carries torch

Mia Rathband
Mia Rathband Credit: ITV

13-year-old Mia Rathband received the Olympic torch in Whitburn, South Tyneside, this morning. She is carrying the flame on the Gateshead to Durham leg of its tour of Britain. Mia is carrying the torch blindfolded in memory of her father, PC David Rathband, who was shot and blinded in 2010.

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Mia Rathband carries Olympic Torch blindfolded

The daughter of the late David Rathband, who was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat, carried the torch in South Tyneside today in honour of her late father.