Torchbearer has wheelchair stolen in Newcastle

A teenager who carried the Olympic Torch and lit the cauldron on Tyneside ahead of the London 2012 games has had his wheelchair stolen.

15-year-old William Hardy from Newcastle William lost his legs to meningitis as a toddler and was the last torchbearer to carry the Olympic flame on its journey through the region.

William's wheelchair was taken from outside of a house in Jesmond at the weekend.