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Investigation into claims teenager Aaron Cook was being bullied

Tributes: Floral tributes on a motorway bridge in Leyland and, below, Aaron Cook

Tributes: Floral tributes on a motorway bridge in Leyland and, below, Aaron Cook

Claims a teenager who died after falling from a motorway bridge was being bullied are being investigated.

Aaron Cook, 16, from Chorley was struck by a car after he fell from a bridge over the M6 motorway.

Since his death friends and family of the teenager claimed he had been bullied.

Today a spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We are aware of the claims. However, we are following up a number of lines of enquiry as we continue to establish the circumstances surrounding Aaron’s death.

“It would be wrong to speculate about the possible reasons for his death at this time and we are keeping an open mind.”

Aaron died on Saturday night after falling from the motorway bridge before being hit by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene.

The incident took place around 11.30pm, just past junction 28 on the M6 southbound, near Leyland.

In a moving post on Facebook Aaron’s mum Amanda urged anyone who is being bullied to speak up.

She said: “Please if anyone is being bullied, please don’t suffer in silence. Talk to someone you trust a teacher, adult or police.”

Meanwhile scores of floral tributes have been placed on the motorway bridge and friends have lit Chinese lanterns in his memory.

n A 57-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to notify police of an accident. He has been bailed.

His vehicle has been seized for examination.

A 38-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to notify police of an accident has been released without charge.

 

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