Missing student Charlie Bradfield may have left home because his parents approved of everything he did, according to his closest friends. "Charlie did his best to provoke his old man and got really frustrated at the continual acceptance of his increasingly rebellious behaviour," said Alfie Brooks, 17. "I reckon he couldn’t take it any more. All I have to do is turn the telly up too loud to get a reaction from my Dad," he added.
Another friend, Harry Greenaway said, "I nearly got chucked out of the house when I said I was thinking of getting my ear pierced and most of us have been grounded at some time for getting drunk under age. But Charlie’s parents never condemned any of his actions and that really annoyed him."
It is believed that Charlie stormed out of the house when his father Graham expressed his admiration for the newly-tattooed spider's web across Charlie’s face. "It wouldn’t have been my choice but the tattoo artist had made a lovely job of it," Mr Bradfield later told police.
A description of the missing 15 year old has been released. The public are asked to look out for a young man around six feet tall wearing low-slung jeans that show his Calvin Klein underpants, a stained and torn white t-shirt and a black leather jacket with 'Kill The Pigs' on the back. His father added that Charlie's taste in clothes was 'quite nice in my opinion.'
He was last seen with a lurid green mohican hairstyle that his mother Carol said really suited him and carrying a music system blasting out punk, heavy metal and rap music full of swear words, described as 'having a good beat' by his parents.
Brooks warned that Charlie was unlikely to return until there was a change of attitude at home. "All he wants is what we all want, and that is is to feel hated by our parents. We desperately crave their disapproval of all aspects of our lifestyle. Poor Charlie has never had that and it’s just so unfair."