Mystery last night surrounded a last-minute decision to halt a Tour de France trophy visit to a Bradford school today.

Children at Newby Primary in West Bowling were left disappointed after being told the trophy would not be brought to the school for a special filming session.

Teachers were told by Bradford Council yesterday there had been 'an incident' involving the trophy the previous day. They were not given details, but were given the impression that the trophy would not now be going into some community venues and schools.

However, the Council confirmed it will still be placed at City Hall for four hours today.

Newby school's phase one leader Gareth Eaterip said: “It’s such a shame as the children were really looking forward to seeing it.”

The visit was part of the school's success in being among winners of a Tour de France video contest. Newby's two-minute footage about jerseys worn by the winners will be part of a video to be shown around the region.

The trophy will be at City Hall between 11am and 3pm today. No-one at Welcome to Yorkshire, which is organising the Grand Depart, was available to comment.