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Joy for family of Oscar Knox as they welcome new baby boy

Stephen and Leona Knox with baby Caspar and daughter Izzie

THE parents of tragic schoolboy Oscar Knox have welcomed a new baby boy.

Caspar Henry Knox was born on Thursday, more than two years after his older brother Oscar (5) lost his fight against cancer on May 8, 2014.

The Mallusk schoolboy had battled neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of the disease, for more than two years.

His parents Stephen and Leona, who also have a daughter Izzie, set up the Oscar Knox Appeal campaign to raise money for his treatment and to increase awareness of the condition.

The campaign was also backed by celebrities and sports stars, including Olympic boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon, politicians and actors.

The couple announced Caspar's birth on Friday.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness tweeted: "Warmest congratulations. #goodnews".

In October, several sportsmen teed off at Fortwilliam Golf Club for the inaugural Oscar Knox Cup.

Oscar Knox died in 2014 after battling neuroblastoma

Belfast boxing champions Carl Frampton, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan and Antrim snooker ace Mark Allen were just some of those who took part in the event in aid of childhood cancer charity Solving Kids' Cancer.

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