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Glasgow 2014: Man grabs Queen’s Baton during relay

The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay in Edinburgh City Centre. Picture: TSPL

The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay in Edinburgh City Centre. Picture: TSPL

Crowds welcoming the Queen’s Baton to Kilmarnock were shocked yesterday as a man ran towards the parade before trying and failing to grab the baton from the bearer’s hands.

Baton carrier Ian Paton, 18, thrust the baton out of the man’s reach and continued to walk the marked route. The man was then pursued down Portland Road before being caught and led away by police.

Thousands had taken part in the parade, welcoming the baton through Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs and Galston.

 

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