Boy, 13, ‘stunned’ by £420 Xbox bill hanged himself

According to http://www.metro.co.uk A teenager hanged himself after racking up a bill of hundreds of pounds on computer games, an inquest heard.

Henry Tattersall was told he would not get any Christmas presents when he mistakenly downloaded Xbox games worth £420 last November.

Just minutes before hanging himself, the 13-year-old spoke to his girlfriend on Facebook and said: ‘I’m going to kill myself.’

His mother, Eve, from Newchurch, Lancashire, told the inquest her son was ‘genuinely stunned’ by the amount of money he had spent.

‘He was very upset that I was upset,’ she said.

Coroner Richard Taylor, sitting in Burnley, said Henry’s death was the ‘unexpected conclusion of an intended action’, with a verdict of death by misadventure recorded.

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Posted on February 26, 2014, in odd. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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