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Streaker Tries to Disrupt Olympic Torch Relay

Incident occurred 35 miles west of London



    Streaker Tries to Disrupt Olympic Torch Relay
    This image made available by LOCOG shows former Olympic gold medalist and torchbearer 030 Sir Steve Redgrave carrying the Olympic Flame on a boat on the River Thames on the Torch Relay leg between Wallingford and Henley on Thames, England, Tuesday July 10, 2012.

    Police arrested a naked man who streaked past crowds just before former Olympian Steve Redgrave was to handle the Olympic torch.

    Thames Valley Police say they arrested the 27-year-old man on suspicion of outraging public decency. The incident took place Tuesday in Henley, some 35 miles to the west of London.

    Redgrave was setting off on a boat in the River Thames as the flame makes its 8,000 mile journey ahead of the Olympics, which take place from July 27 to Aug. 12.

    Police have warned spectators to stay away from the flame as it travels across Britain and Ireland, and incidents of people interfering with its journey have been rare so far.