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Boy, 13, is found hanged at Merseyside home

Brendon Flynn
Image caption Brendon Flynn was a "loving and well liked" boy, his family said

A 13-year-old boy has been found hanged at his home on Merseyside.

The body of Brendon Flynn, a Royal Marine cadet from Huyton, was discovered by his family on Monday.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police confirmed officers were not treating the death as suspicious and had passed the case to the coroner.

There have been allegations on Facebook that Brendon had been bullied. Police said they were not investigating any such allegations.

However, they did confirm they investigated an incident last July, in which Brendon was threatened by another youth in Huyton.

Brendon's family said he was a "loving and well-liked boy".

'Avid Everton fan'

They added: "Although he had problems he had many friends.

"Ever the comedian, Brenn would entertain those around him. He was always the class clown.

"Brenn was a Royal Marine cadet on the HMS Iron Duke and [an] avid supporter of Everton Football Club.

"We would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support for Brenn. We have read everyone's kind words on Facebook and thank you all."

Brendon was pupil a Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for Learning, overseen by Knowsley Council which said it took allegations of bullying very seriously.

A book of remembrance will be opened at St Gabriel's Church on Friday.

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