Claire Lomas
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Paralympic Games: Cauldron lit ahead of torch relay

A ceremonial cauldron has been lit in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay.

Claire Lomas, who was paralysed in a horse riding accident, lit the cauldron from the English national flame kindled on Scafell Pike. Prime Minister David Cameron, and London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe attended the ceremony.

A giant Paralympic Agitos logo, the symbol of the Paralympic Games, has also been suspended from Tower Bridge to herald the coming event.

Jon Brain reports.

  • 24 Aug 2012