A teenage girl from Glasgow has taken her own life after being subjected to sickening attacks of online bullying.

16-year-old Britney Mazzoncini took to social media to express her anguish in the days leading up to her death.

She was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning but could not be saved.

Britney was aiming to become a police officer and had set the goal of applying to join Police Scotland on her 17th birthday in October.

Last Friday, she posted a message on Facebook saying: “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 following day she wrote: “Not gonna be using this Facebook for a few days – if you need me Snapchat me or mail my other account thank you.”

In June, Britney posted: “Words do hurt people and people need to start to realise that before it’s too late.”

On Friday, Britney’s father Raymond Mazzoncini, 35, and mum Annette McKenzie, 34, posted photos of their daughter to Facebook in tribute to her.

Police Scotland said her death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

If you need to speak to anyone about bullying, contact any of the following organisations:

Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87 (free phone)

Samaritans – phone 116 123 or 08457 90 91 92 if you are deaf or hard of hearing.

ChildLine – 0800 1111.