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Bullied teenager left goodbye message, mother says

The mother of a teenage boy who has died in hospital after leaving a goodbye message has described her son's failure to cope with bullying.

Simon Brooks, 15, of Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf, died on Tuesday, four days after a suspected overdose.

Julie Brooks said her son had suffered bullying at both his current school, Y Pant, in Pontyclun, and former school Treorchy Comprehensive.

RCT council and the schools have been asked to respond to the allegations of bullying, but have not yet responded.

Natasha Llewellyn reports.

  • 03 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales