Torch takes a wrong turn near Bristol


The Olympic torch took a wrong turn as it headed for Bristol yesterday. Tens of thousands of people had lined the streets of the city to catch a glimpse of the flame, but Clifton Suspension Bridge was left curiously empty.

As the flame returned to Bristol via Nailsea the convoy took a wrong turn in Failand – delaying the relay. A London Games spokesman said that when the mistake was made no torchbearers were running and the relay was in "convoy mode".

The torch relay continues today in Worcestershire, travelling from Gloucester to Worcester.