Hanged boy, 9, 'was bullied'

The mother of a nine-year-old boy found hanged at his home in Birmingham has claimed he was being bullied prior to his death. Kelly-Marie Dugmore told Daybreak her son Aaron was "lovely and jolly" but changed "drastically" before his death.

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Mother: Aaron was a 'lovely, jolly and happy' boy

The mother of a nine-year-old Aaron Dugmore who was found hanged at his home has paid tribute to her son and claimed he was being bullied prior to his death.

Kelly-Marie Dugmore described Aaron, who died in hospital on February 12, as a "lovely, jolly and happy" boy who loved his family.

Describing the family's ordeal as a "nightmare", Ms Dugmore and Aaron's stepfather, Paul Jones, told ITV's Daybreak that he had changed drastically before his death

West Midlands Police are working closely with specialists from the health services, children's services and the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board to fully investigate the circumstances of Aaron's death.

For help and advice relating to this issue you can contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 in the UK or 1850 60 9090 in the Republic of Ireland.

Nine-year-old boy found hanged 'was bullied'

The mother of a nine-year-old schoolboy found hanged at his home has claimed he was being bullied prior to his death.

Kelly-Marie Dugmore told ITV's Daybreak that there had been a "drastic" change in her son Aaron in the run-up to his death.

Aaron Dugmore's funeral will be held on Wednesday Credit: Family handout

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Aaron, who was a pupil at Erdington Hall Primary School.

West Midlands Police said officers are working closely with specialists from the health services, children's services and the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board to fully investigate the circumstances of the death.

For help and advice relating to this issue you can contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 in the UK or 1850 60 9090 in the Republic of Ireland.

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