POLICE investigating the death of a teenager believed to have hanged himself were last night looking into claims that he was being bullied on Facebook.
Tom Mullaney, 15, was found dead at his home in Bournville, Birmingham, on Thursday morning.
Since his death, some friends claimed via tributes on Facebook that he was being bullied on the social networking site and had been threatened with a beating.
Yesterday West Midlands Police confirmed they were looking into the allegations, although they stressed the death of the popular Kings Norton Boys' School pupil was not being treated as suspicious.
A spokeswoman said: "We are investigating, although we do not think the circumstances of his death are suspicious.
"We are looking at Facebook bullying as a line of inquiry," she added.
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