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Memorial for gay teenager is to be held

Steven Simpson Credit: South Yorkshire police

A teenager who died after being set alight at his 18th birthday party is being held today. Barnsley College student Steven Simpson suffered 60 per cent burns when a flame was put to his tanning oil soaked body at his party last June.

Steven Simpson had hosted a party at his house in Pleasant View, Cudworth Credit: Google

His mother is now holding a celebration of his life - it is being held at Monk Bretton working men's club. A 20-year-old man from Barnsley was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for causing the death of Steven.

- Steven's family paid this tribute at the time of his death:

"Steven had just turned 18 and was just starting out in life. Kevin and Jackie, Steven's father and Stepmother and Bernadette his mother can not describe the loss they all feel at this time. Steven was a very caring and lovely young man and will be missed by everyone that knows him."