'I wish I was normal but I'm not': Autistic boy, eight, who tried to kill himself with scissors writes heartbreaking notes asking his family to 'burn me alive'

An eight-year-old boy who wrote a heartbreaking series of notes about 'wanting to be normal' and 'tried to kill himself with scissors' has been waiting weeks for help, according to his family. 

The family of Jack Rogan, who is autistic, said he had started saying 'please everyone forget me', 'burn me alive' and other shocking things over the past year.

Mother Kerry Linnell, 43, from Dovecot, Liverpool, said she took him straight to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in October after he tried to hurt himself with the scissors.

But she said doctors told her there were no beds available on its specialist unit, even though they agreed his distress was severe.

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13th December 2017
Mail Online