Tragic Tristan Barrass – one of two boys killed in Sheffield last week – supported friend battling cancer

One of two teenage boys killed in Sheffield last week was a kindhearted child who supported a friend battling cancer, it has emerged.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019, 11:40

Tristan Barrass, aged 13, appeared in a BBC programme called Our School, in 2017, where he was shown with his hair in a yellow mohawk style.

The youngster had dyed his hair in his sick friend’s favourite colour as his pal fought bone cancer.

Cameras also captured Tristan laughing and joking with pupils at his school as part of a TV series showing youngsters preparing to leave primary school.

Tristan, 13 and his brother Blake, 14, died last Friday following an incident at a house in Gregg House Road, Shiregreen.

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Emergency services were called to the property at 7.30am and six children were taken to hospital.

Tristan and Blake were later pronounced dead.

Their mother Sarah Barrass, 34, of Gregg House Road, Shiregreen, has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Brandon Machin, 37, of no fixed abode, is also charged with two counts of murder.

They have been remanded in custody and a provisional trial date in November has been set.

Court orders are in place banning the identification of any children, other than Tristan and Blake, involved in the case.