A BARNSLEY fire crew have helped a young lad suffering from cancer realise his bucket list dream of becoming a firefighter - by letting him join the team for a day.

Eight-year-old Kasabian Newton-Smith, from Parson Cross, has been fighting cancer since he was two years old.

Part of his ‘bucket list’ is to be a firefighter, and so he visited Barnsley fire station, where he was welcomed to the 'white watch' team for the day.

A spokesperson said: "After getting to grips with the fire engine, Kasabian received a simulated call out to his first incident, when he hopped on to the fire engine and whizzed around the yard.

"He also watched the crew demonstrate the cutting gear used at road traffic collisions and issued instructions to the firefighters."

Kasabian’s dad, Simon Newton-Smith said: “Kasabian had a fantastic day – white watch were brilliant hosts and made sure it was action packed from start to finish.”