A mum was left disgusted after she claims a teacher told her son to remove his Help for Heroes wristband over fears it could “offend” others.

Tracy Tew, 38, of Coleridge Road, Maldon, was shocked to discover Charlie, ten, was put on report last week because he refused to take off the rubber band honouring injured soldiers.

The mum-of-two claimed her son, who attends Maldon Primary School in Wantz Road, was not given a reason for the ban but after speaking to teachers at the school, she was told it was because other pupils were not allowed to wear friendship bracelets.

She said a teacher later told Charlie, who wants to be a soldier in the army, that the Help for Heroes message could be deemed offensive.

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