THE family of a brave Bramley boy who was battling a rare cancer have said an emotional goodbye to their son.

Oliver Warner was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma – a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue - in 2016 a few weeks before his third birthday.

The six-year-old touched the hearts of the community as they rallied round to raise money to help with his treatment, which included flying out to Barcelona to undergo an experimental anti-body treatment.

With the community raising more than £150,000 to support the Warner family, from Farriers Close, Bramley with his treatment, it initially seemed that Oliver was responding well to the treatment.

However, after a further relapse and his last round of chemotherapy didn’t have the desired effect.

As a result, the six-year-old died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday.

In a statement posted on Facebook the Warner Family wrote: “On Saturday we kissed our brave beautiful boy goodbye as his suffering came to an end peacefully at home with us and surrounded by his family.

“Our hearts are broken our words are few, but we wanted to let you know he’s now at peace. Once again, our biggest thanks to everyone who raised huge amounts of money and awareness for Oliver, it wasn’t enough to save him, all the money in the world couldn’t but your acts of love and kindness will never be forgotten by us and our family.”