Streaker disrupts Olympic torch relay
A streaker has disrupted the Olympic torch relay by jumping out in front of an official runner while holding a fake flame.
The naked man, who had 'Free Tibet' daubed on his back, covered only a short distance before being tackled by police officers.
He was quickly covered in a blanket by police and led away from the event in Henley-on-Thames.
It happened just before the torch was handed to Britain's most successful Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave.
Andrew Tinsley, an environmental scientist from Henley, said: "The guy came out of nowhere. He definitely picked his moment to shine.'
"The juxtaposition of the bus relay logo of a running man and the streaker was immensely funny."
A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman confirmed that a 27-year-old man from Henley has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency.
what do you think?
the human body is the orginal natural form. How can it be outraging public decency? It'snot as if he was simulating a sexual act in pubic - not that theres anythng wrong with sex either!
You could say that about committing such natural acts as urinating or defaecating your bowels in public ! Try honking up over the front parlour carpet and see what you get.
There is nothing wrong with nudity, it's perfectly natural and the way we came into the world. But try telling that to puritanical brain dead bigots!
Interesting to note, that he was arrested IN SUSPICION of "outraging public decency". Perhaps there were not enough witnesses???
Only under suspicion because nobody could describe his face.
It looks as if spectators enjoyed this demo - they hardly seem 'outraged' Way to go!
This fella was upholding the Olympic ideal in it's purist form, before it got to the foul polluted stage it is now, by running as those early Olympians did.....stark bollard naked:) Delete
Surprised it took this long
Eeeeeuuuugh who honestly wants to see anyone running with all their bits swinging around. Yuk keep it covered mate.
Looks like he has quite a good body, much better than seeing all the beer guts out on your average British beach.
still think it's yuk seeing a todger and nuts wobbling back and forth. They aren't really nice to look at are they? :D
All the old biddies seem to be enjoying it they all got their cameras out.
probably looking to enter the "POLE" vault, at least he has the decency to take his own "POLE" cutting the outragous costs
d and d Phillips
Get's painful when you try to pass the baton...........................
I just don't get this anti-nudity thing. In SC my house is 97F without AC. I don't blow money on AC. I remove clothing!
SEEN more fat on a butchers pencil.He may get a good dinner while in custardy,looks like he needs one.
Custardy.........you make him seem like a tart!
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Top bloke !! we need a laugh or two these days .Hope they don't charge him :) .Well done mate.
.I FELT A BIT SILLY AT FIRST, THEN I REMEMBERED THAT I WAS WEARING A UNION JACK !!!!! STILL COLD THO` ..........
Bunny de Wolfe
Pretty much sums up my feelings on the Olympics. FREE TIBET! haha
Yep. The onlookers- aka gawpers- looked completely outraged! If I was his brief, I'd show that photo in court!
He needs to get a life!