Updated: 16/06/2012 16:29 | By pa.press.net

Shot Pc's daughter carries torch



Mia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on Saturday

Mia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on Saturday

The late hero Pc David Rathband would have been "very proud" for his daughter to carry the Olympic Torch on Saturday, his widow has said.

The blinded traffic officer, who had been shot by gunman Raoul Moat, was selected to run a leg with the flame but was found hanged at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, in February. His daughter Mia, who wore a blindfold, was handed the flame in Whitburn, South Tyneside, on the Gateshead to Durham leg of its tour around Britain.

The 43-year-old officer's widow Kath said: "It means so much to Mia and the family that she's been given this opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch in her dad's place. It was a great honour for David to be nominated as a torch bearer by so many people and to be selected. I know he would be very proud to see his Mia carry the torch on his behalf this Saturday."

After TV adventurer Bear Grylls's spectacular zip slide with the torch off the Tyne Bridge on Friday night, Richard Jackson kicked off the day by abseiling with it down the stunning Sage Music Centre in Gateshead on Saturday morning.

It was carried to South Shields where 10,000m double Olympic gold winner Haile Gebrselassie handed it to Great North Run founder and Olympic bronze winner Brendan Foster took over.

He carried the flame to the spot where the famous run - the world's second biggest half marathon - ends on the seafront.

22Comments
16/06/2012 17:24
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MSN for Gods sake get rid of these bloody date site/sex site adds, and on a page like this, you do yourself no favours!!!!
16/06/2012 17:37
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A very moving moment, good luck Mia!

16/06/2012 17:39
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Good Lass. An out-standing way to honour her father. Shame he couldn't have done it himself though, but he'd been through so much, it was totally understandable. Well done Mia!
16/06/2012 17:51
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About the only news worth reading on MSN today.   Our thoughts are forever with PC Rathband and his beautiful daughter for representing something worthwhile.  David will be watching down from a better place.  He will be so proud......

16/06/2012 17:44
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at last someone deserving carries the torch,, then they go and hand it to so called celebrities, thought it was supposed to be for the ordinary people not jumped up celebs and not the well to do,, mind you anything to do with LORD LOOK AT ME AINT I GOOD COE stinks
16/06/2012 21:03
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well done Mia, your father would be proud of you, may he beat peace and God bless you and your family. (You have suffered a terrible unjust in life)
16/06/2012 20:09
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It is beautiful that the daughter of the man who was badly injured in the line of duty by the freak Raoul Moat has put herself forward to do what he was going to do.

Pc David Rathband showed great humility before his unfortunate suicide and his daughter is also showing such humility.

I'm sure the likes of mark thomas (knights of round table) who has made such disparaging remarks would never show such humility.  Grow up you fool!

16/06/2012 19:26
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One of the few that it was intended for.  The original press releases stated that the torch would be carried by those proposed by the public deemed worthy of the honour, instead the majority seem to be celebs and execs of the sponsors, so the pocket lining of the organisors of this crap fest goes on.  After it has all finished all those involved with the organisation Coe et al all walk away with a "redundancy payment" of a few hundred thousand pounds, while the rest of us have to carry the burden of cost for the next 10 or so years.  That does not include the family businesses in the East end of London who have either gone out of business, or who are going out of business because of the olympics.

So much for the people olympics!

16/06/2012 20:45
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mark thomas you sad pathetic lonely loser, get a life
16/06/2012 20:18
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Mark Thomas you are uneducated and stupid. U r a NED fool. It is sad you require a response in this forum - were you neglected as a child - oh poor you nobody loves you boo hoooo cry cry. Wa,,er
 
16/06/2012 20:21
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Mark Thomas is probably got small man syndrome. UNEDUCATED PR.CK. 
16/06/2012 20:29
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mark thomas u dick knightd of th what
16/06/2012 22:49
16/06/2012 22:08
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Well  Done !!  Mia.   Masterstroke !!   Sorry your family had to go through such misfortune to get this opportunity !!
16/06/2012 19:21
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wow how could she must be horrible coz of her dad
16/06/2012 22:14
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so there is case that's big in the press and some one who is somehow related to it gets the privilege...well I know a whole bunch of hard working people who lost sons and fathers a few daughters and mothers in the army and who could not even dream of doing suuch thing!
16/06/2012 19:38
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who gives a flying **** about the 2012 olympics the goverment are the 1 that will benefit not your common man all women ?
16/06/2012 19:35
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who gives a f..k if dave rathbands daughter carries the olympic torch he was a wife beater in case you just forgot that  
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Shot Pc's daughter carries torchThe late hero Pc David Rathband would have been "very proud" for his daughter to carry the Olympic Torch on Saturday, his widow has said.pa.press.net2012-06-16T16:29:222012-06-16T16:29:22Mia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayThe late hero Pc David Rathband would have been "very proud" for his daughter to carry the Olympic Torch on Saturday, his widow has said.The blinded traffic officer, who had been shot by gunman Raoul Moat, was selected to run a leg with the flame but was found hanged at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, in February. His daughter Mia, who wore a blindfold, was handed the flame in Whitburn, South Tyneside, on the Gateshead to Durham leg of its tour around Britain.The 43-year-old officer's widow Kath said: "It means so much to Mia and the family that she's been given this opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch in her dad's place. It was a great honour for David to be nominated as a torch bearer by so many people and to be selected. I know he would be very proud to see his Mia carry the torch on his behalf this Saturday."After TV adventurer Bear Grylls's spectacular zip slide with the torch off the Tyne Bridge on Friday night, Richard Jackson kicked off the day by abseiling with it down the stunning Sage Music Centre in Gateshead on Saturday morning.It was carried to South Shields where 10,000m double Olympic gold winner Haile Gebrselassie handed it to Great North Run founder and Olympic bronze winner Brendan Foster took over.He carried the flame to the spot where the famous run - the world's second biggest half marathon - ends on the seafront.seo_keywordsOlympic Torch Sa10Mia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on SaturdayMia, daughter of late hero Pc David Rathband carried the Olympic Torch wearing a blindfold on Saturday

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