AS Britain counts down to the start of this week's Olympics in London, one Borders businessman faces prosecution for showing his support.

Millionaire Stephen Winyard, who owns Stobo Castle Health Spa, has ignored warnings to fly the five rings above the Peeeblesshire retreat.

And he claims his defiant stance is in support of the event.

Mr Winyard told the Border Telegraph: "The Olympics have largely bypassed Scotland - we're flying the flag in support of this wonderful event.

"I have been informed that I face the risk of prosecution however, we flew the Union Jack in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee and now we're taking a firm stand on flying the Olympic flag in celebration of London 2012." The five rings is a trademark symbol which the Olympic Committee protects stringently.