Thieves steal Olympic Torch Relay bunting

Pupils from Isham Primary School in front of the bunting which was put up for the Olympic Torch Relay and has now been stolen
Pupils from Isham Primary School in front of the bunting which was put up for the Olympic Torch Relay and has now been stolen

Thieves have stolen bunting put up in Isham for yesterday’s historic Olympic Torch Relay through the village.

The flags were cut down from the village green, outside the church and in Church Street.

A team of 10 volunteers spent hours on Saturday and Sunday putting up the bunting which was to have decorated the village until after the Olympic Games and the Paralympics.

Parish councillor Graham Rait, who organised Isham’s torch celebrations, said: “The bunting was supplied to us free of charge, but that’s not the point.

“We spent hours putting it up and now it has been cut down and stolen. I’m absolutely speechless. It’s bewildering. “We had a brilliant day on Monday and it was a real triumph for the village. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the village looked lovely. What kind of a moron would steal bunting? It’s just mindless.”

Efforts are being made to replace the stolen bunting.