(LONDON TELEGRAPH) — Wesley Walker, 14, was told to write to his mother as if he had a terminal illness and only had a few hours to live.
But when he handed the note to his mother Vicki, she believed it was a suicide letter and thought her son was going to hang himself.
The letter, seen by the BBC, said: "I am writing this letter to say goodbye and thank you for giving me life and don't cry I don't want you to be sad I want you to remember the fun times and the happy times."
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Wesley added: "I know I have been a pain at the best of times but I am with nan and grandad now."