Torch finale at leisure centre

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Hundreds of young people welcomed the Olympic torch to West Suffolk Athletics arena on its final leg of the route around Bury.

The young people, who had been taking part in the Suffolk Youth Games greeted Alysia Mcintyre, who also met the Mayor of St Edmundsbury Tim Marks, John Griffiths, the leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Coouncil, and MP David Ruffley.

Alysia Mcintyre with David Ruffley, Tim Marks and John Griffiths

Alysia Mcintyre with David Ruffley, Tim Marks and John Griffiths

Alysia ran into the leisure centre holding the torch aloft to the cheers of hundreds of school children, parents and onlookers she ran onto the track before taking her position atop a podium to a final rapturous cheer from the people of Bury St Edmunds.

Alysia said: “It was amazing there were so many people - Bury St Edmunds has done an amazing job particularly with the amount of people all through the town.”

Earlier, West Suffolk paralympian Brian Alldis carried the torch - he had been due to take part in Bishop’s Stortford, but swapped at the last minute with Bernie Cotton, who is from the Essex town.