Keep your distance! UK Kids grab at Olympic torch

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Associated Press

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 5 at 8:34 AM

LONDON (AP) — Let the little children come — unless you have the Olympic torch in your hand.

The Olympic torch relay was briefly disrupted Monday when two little children ran up to one of the torchbearers in Coventry, in the heart of the U.K., penetrating the "security bubble" that surrounds the flame as it makes a 8,000-mile (12,900-kilometer) journey ahead of the London Olympics.

The two kids in black beanies appeared to briefly grab the torch before a bewildered member of the torch security team got it safely back into the hands of a torchbearer. No arrests were made.

Police continue to warn spectators to stay away from the flame as it travels around Britain and Ireland ahead of the Olympics, which take place from July 27-Aug.12.

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