An inspirational east Hull teenager has sadly died after a battle with cancer.

Harrison Torr passed away earlier this week, leaving behind a heartbroken family but also a tale of complete bravery.

In July 2019, then 15-year-old Harrison was told he had just months to live, after a shock diagnosis of cancer in his leg in 2018.

Councillor Steve Wilson, Lord Mayor of Hull, has lead tributes to Harrison, saying: “Karl and I are deeply saddened to hear that Hari Torr has passed.

“We met Hari last year and we were immediately moved an inspired by him.

“Hill will still be awarded the Lord Mayor’s Civic Crown for being a Youth Champion. God bless you.”

Harri never let his cancer get him down
Harri never let his cancer get him down

Harrison, who lived in Greatfield with his family, thought he had a broken ankle until scans showed he can a cancerous tumour in his bone.

Two weeks later, tumours were also found in his lungs.

As well as undergoing intensive chemotherapy, the St Mary’s College student also had to learn to walk again, after an amputation below his left knee.

Watch: Harrison Torr on Make A Wish for Christmas

In April 2019, he rang a bell to mark the end of his cancer treatment, but sadly his cancer returned and he was given between three and 12 months to live.

His upbeat attitude in the face of such adversity allowed him to win Hull Live’s Heart Award for Child of Courage, and he was recently on TV screens with Alan Titchmarsh for ITV show Love Your Garden.

The episode aired on February 25, 2020, with Harrison discussing his concerns for his family after he was given the terminal diagnosis.

Harri learnt how to walk again with his prosthetic leg
Harri learnt how to walk again with his prosthetic leg

He said at the time: “I was more worried about my family than myself and what they would have to come to terms with.

“It’s about making the most of life, even if you have a condition or cancer, you have to live everyday like you’re dying.

“That’s how you have to live your life.”