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VIDEO: Autistic Teenager's Family Launch a Care Campaign

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:44am 3rd April 2014 (Updated 10:09am 3rd April 2014)

The family of a severely autistic Cornish teenager are worried he will seriously hurt himself if he cannot get care closer to home.

Josh Wills was transferred to a specialist unit in Birmingham in 2012 because nowhere in the Duchy could offer him the treatment he needs.

The 13 year old from Redruth self-harms and last year he bit his tongue so badly, a third of it had to be removed.

Now Josh's parents say being 260 miles away is making things worse.

Phil Wills and Sarah Pedley have launched a petition to try to bring their son home to Cornwall.

More than 14'000 people have signed it.



NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council say they working to try to find a solution.

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