May wears lucky pumps to bring gold

Home Secretary Theresa May donned a lucky pair of Union Jack pumps to watch Mo Farah bid for golden glory at the Olympic Stadium.

Mrs May last wore the sparkling red, white and blue shoes when she watched Team GB bring home three golds in 45 minutes on its most successful day in modern Olympic history last weekend.

Embracing the Olympic spirit, Mrs May said: "I thought I would show a bit of patriotic spirit and get behind Team GB, which the public have been doing in a magnificent way.

"I wore these last Saturday when we did quite well in the stadium so I'm wearing them again today."

A week ago, Jessica Ennis's victory in the heptathlon came within 45 minutes of Mo Farah winning the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford taking the long jump title.

Today, Mrs May and Olympics supremo Lord Coe were mobbed by excited spectators as they walked around the Olympic Park in east London.

As crowds gathered outside the main stadium, dozens of fans shouted out congratulations to Lord Coe on a "brilliant Games", telling him he had done a "cracking job" while others told Mrs May London 2012 was "an amazing experience".

The Home Secretary thanked officers helping to provide a "safe and secure" Olympics during her visit to the operations centre.

She also talked with Metropolitan Police Sgt Darren Duffy, on his horse Jeanette, and South Yorkshire Pc Kate Leake, on her horse Oakwell, who were on duty at the Olympic Park.