Inspirational fundraiser Stephen Sutton's condition deteriorates

Stephen Sutton, whose battle with cancer has inspired people around the world and raised millions of pounds for good causes, has seen a worsening in his condition, his family said this evening.

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The teenager from Burntwood was admitted into hospital at the weekend with breathing difficulties but posted on Twitter and Facebook at the time that he was ‘stable’ and there was ‘no immediate panic’.

It comes after Stephen, who is battling incurable cancer, made a remarkable recovery after he was previously hospitalised when he posted his now famous ‘final thumbs up’ picture.

The image went viral and spurred people across the world to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising more than £3 million.

Relatives of Stephen, who is 19, posted his message to his Facebook page on his behalf on Tuesday: