Hero's Welcome For Torchbearer

Richard Dean gets a huge welcome when he takes his torch to his son's former school in Barnstaple. He was nominated to carry the flame for his charity work since six year old Kieran's death

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Pupils welcome torchbearer's visit

Torchbearer Richard Dean was given a hero's welcome when he returned to his son's former school in Barnstaple. Mr Dean had been nominated to carry the flame for his charity work following the death of six year-old Kieran from a rare immunity disorder.

He raises money for Children's Hospice South West and provides support to other bereaved fathers.

Richard Dean and pupils
Richard Dean shows off his torch surrounded by pupils from his son's former school Credit: ITV Westcountry