Olympic torchbearers are cheered on through North Shields – Video

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TORCHBEARERS were cheered on by thousands as they ran through the streets of North Shields on Friday.

And NewsGuardianTV was there to catch all the action.

Torchbearer 091 Neil Douglass carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Tynemouth and Wallsend. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.

Torchbearer 091 Neil Douglass carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Tynemouth and Wallsend. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.

James Borg, from Morpeth, was one of the torchbearers through the town and said: “Now that I’m here I’m very excited, but everything is going so fast. “The atmosphere couldn’t be any better, the number of people out is amazing and the weather has changed, thank God.”