A teenage girl was found dead just days after posting a haunting message online about the cyber bullying she was suffering.
Britney Mazzoncini has been described by her grieving grandmother as a ‘beautiful’ girl who was ‘loved by all’.
The 16-year-old died after she was rushed to hospital from her home in Glasgow, the Daily Record reported.
She had been tormented on social media by bullies, and complained about the abuse in a Facebook post days before her death.
She wrote: ‘Starting to get sick of wee lassies calling me a riddy and this and that.
‘As I’ve said, if you have a problem with me then delete me and if you’re being cheeky then you will just be blocked.
‘Really cannot be bothered with all the petty arguing. Just grow up man seriously and to all my fake pals commenting slagging me as well F*** YOU.’
The next day she added that she would not be using Facebook for a ‘few days’.
And last month, Britney posted: ‘Words do hurt people and people need to start to realise that before it’s too late.’
Her parents, Raymond Mazzoncini and Annette McKenzie, uploaded pictures of their daughter to pay tribute to her and have gone away to spend time on their own, according to Britney’s grandmother Agnes McKenzie.
Asked if bullying was involved in Britney’s death, Ms McKenzie said: ‘Of course there was.
‘Her mum and dad are in bits and pieces.
‘She was beautiful, so well-behaved, you couldn’t have asked for a better granddaughter. She was such a good girl, she was loved by all.’
Britney had ambitions of joining Police Scotland and was planning to apply to join the force after her 17th birthday in October.
Police said her death is not being treated as suspicious.