A 13-year-old boy has issued a desperate plea for witnesses after police launched a manhunt in search of his lost childhood innocence.
The boy, Timothy Spizzwick, said he hadn't seen his missing child-like innocence in almost three weeks.
He said: 'I desperately want my childhood innocence back, I miss it so much.
'I still remember the day I lost it - I just walked in to my parents' room and there she was: my mother, snorting cocaine off the bum of a Nigerian rent boy.
'All of a sudden a felt all twisted and bitter inside and wherever I look now all I can see is the awful truth that the world is a horrible and hurtful place.'
Describing life before his innocence went missing, Timothy said he had such happy memories of 'puppies, snow days and Blue Peter'.
But since his innocence left without a trace, he's had to face the harsh reality that life's a bitch and there isn't anything you can do about it.
'I hate everyone and everything and if I don't get my innocence back soon I'm going to burn something down, right down to the fucking ground,' Timothy added.