Olympic Torch snatched by children in Coventry

Two children breached a cordon and tried to snatch the Olympic flame from a torchbearer in Coventry today.

The two boys avoided security and attempted to grab the torch before they were ushered away by police.

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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.