OLYMPIC TORCH: Up to 20,000 people take to the streets of Grantham

The Olympic Torch was greeted by thousands of people on the High Street.
The Olympic Torch was greeted by thousands of people on the High Street.

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Grantham this afternoon to cheer the Olympic Torch Relay.

Police estimate up to 20,000 people were on the streets - despite horrendous weather which threatened to overshadow the event.

But as the first torchbearer began his run the clouds disappeared and the sun burst out.

SEE FULL COVERAGE OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH WILL BE IN TOMORROW’S GRANTHAM JOURNAL.