A distraught mother has claimed that her 11-year-old son was driven to suicide by bullies at his school.
Thomas Thompson took an overdose of painkillers after other pupils picked on him because he was clever and well-spoken, she said.
Sandra Thompson found her son in his bedroom when she returned home from work in the evening.
Her partner, Geoff Clarke, tried to resuscitate the youngster while paramedics were called, but he had suffered a fatal heart attack.
Thomas is believed to be the youngest child to take his own life because of alleged bullying.