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Friday, 25 August, 2000, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK
Second attack on Olympic flame
The Olympic Torch has recently come under threat
The Olympic Torch has recently come under threat
The Olympic Torch survived another attempt at sabotage on Friday, when a teenager tried to snatch it from a torchbearer.

Just one day after a teenager tried to douse it with a fire extinguisher, a 17-year-old youth has been arrested for attempting to steal the Olympic flame.

Police said the youth had tried to snatch the torch from a woman torchbearer as she ran along the Pacific Highway near the Kempsey Golf Club north of Sydney.

After failing to grab the torch, the youth fled but was caught by security officers.

Friday evening's incident is the second time someone has attempted to snatch the torch, after a youth tried to grab it last month in Victoria.

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