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Steven Tomlinson has been one of the torchbearers in Leeds

A proud moment: Steven Tomlinson carrying the torch Photo: PA

The 14-year-old son of late inspirational fundraiser Jane Tomlinson from Leeds - carried the Olympic Torch today and said it was "an amazing experience".

Steven Tomlinson was one of the early torchbearers on Day 38 of the flame's journey around the UK.

"It was really good, it was really fun. It was an amazing experience."

– Steven Tomlinson

Proud father Mike, gives us his reaction.

The teenager was cheered and mobbed by people wanting to take his photo as he arrived in the terraced streets of Beeston, in Leeds, to complete his 300m leg.

His mother, who died from cancer in 2007 at the age of 43, carried the torch ahead of the 2004 Games in Athens. She inspired thousands of people as she defied experts and spent seven years raising more than £1.8 million in a series of endurance challenges.

Since her death, her family, including Steven, have continued staging dramatic challenges and have raised a huge amount of further cash. Steven was welcomed by school friends as he finished the uphill stretch.