FORGET about stretch limousines and horse-drawn carriages, one teenager from the North-East has arrived at his school prom with more style than James Bond.

Kyran Richmond, from Chilton in County Durham, flew in to his Year 11 leavers’ party by helicopter and entered with a beauty queen on his arm.

The 16-year-old arrived at Hall Garth Hotel, near Darlington, and was greeted by model Alisha Cowie, 19, from Spennymoor, who was crowned Miss England last year.

Kyran, who has a rare brain disease for which there is no treatment or cure, was celebrating with fellow pupils from The Oaks Secondary School in Spennymoor.

He said: “Arriving by helicopter was cool. We flew over our village and we saw some people playing golf from above.”

It is now eight years since the football-mad teenager, who supports Newcastle United, was diagnosed with the terminal genetic disorder, Juvenile Batten Disorder.

He knows Miss Cowie through her support of his school and she wore a dress to match his specially made suit.

Miss Cowie said: “Being asked to take to him to the prom is a privilege.

“I didn’t see it coming but was always going to do it when I was asked. It is an honour.

“He arrived in a helicopter which is absolutely phenomenal. I have never seen anyone do that before.

“He has definitely arrived in style.”

Kyran flew with his dad, Carl, and his younger brother, Cameron.

His mam, Debbie Richmond, was waiting outside the hotel with friends, including Cheryl Ellis, who helped to organise the helicopter ride, to see his superstar arrival.

Miss Ellis said: “His smile lights up the room, he is a great lad and we all love the bones of him.

“It is important to make good memories for him and his family.”

Pilot Paul Churm, 41, of Bishop Auckland, responded to an appeal on social media and hired a helicopter from his club at the airfield at Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

He said: “I had never heard of Kyran’s condition and didn’t know him but when I looked into it I thought ‘why not help and see if I can help make his wish come true?’”