Torch relay was a waste of time and of money

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EDITOR – I’m not surprised so many people didn’t see the Olympic torch on its travels through Mablethorpe and surrounding areas.

The whole charade was more like the Coca Cola road show, backed up by Samsung, masquerading as the torch relay.

Add to this the numerous police motorcycle outriders (mostly from the Met), 4x4 police vehicles, and various hangers-on travelling through Manchester, Leeds and Hull, but Louth, Mablethorpe and Skegness seemed like an overkill methinks.

And to top it all off were the top-of-the-range cars carrying the waving dolly birds – yes, you’ve guessed, German-made BMWs.

A complete and utter waste of time and money in my opinion.

BARRY COWLISHAW

Mayflower Way, Mablethorpe