'Well-spoken' 12-year-old found hanged at home

A SCHOOLBOY who was found hanged at his Yorkshire home had been bullied at school for the way he talked, it was claimed last night.

Neighbours claimed Bradley Wiseman, 12, was being tormented because of his well-spoken voice before he was discovered at his home on Monday.

Hundreds of youngsters have now criticised the bullies on an internet memorial page, which says that Bradley was terrorised at school.

People in Edlington, near Doncaster, have pulled together to support his mother Erika, 37.

A neighbour said: "He was a lovely lad, so polite. They bullied him because he talked politely, he was very well spoken, you wouldn't have known he came from round here.

"He was a lovely kid and it is so sad what has happened. We are all devastated."

Bradley went to Edlington's Sir Thomas Wharton Community College and played on the wing for Doncaster Rugby Union Football Club's under 12s side.

His coach John Wills said: "He was a lot of fun.

"He loved rugby and would come along with his mum and brother and sister. Bradley was really popular with all the other boys."

College headteacher Mary McCorry said: "Bradley had settled into school well and there have been no reports of bullying or any problems that we are aware of.

"Bradley was a bright and popular boy and will be very much missed at school."

Police said officers were not treating the death as suspicious.