A 12 YEAR old boy has died after police were called to his home late at night.

Mason Warwick was taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the house in Queen’s Park Road, Brighton.

But the Varndean School pupil could not be saved.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed. Police have not confirmed the cause of his death.

But a fundraising page set up for his family states that he took his own life after he was bullied.

A family member confirmed that he believes Mason’s death was suicide.

The GoFundMe internet fundraising page states: “As most of you know this beautiful little boy Mason took his own life on Thursday night due to nasty bullies.

“He was such a loving caring young man with a heart of gold.

“His parents are struggling with the loss off their little prince as you can imagine and would love anyone to help raise a bit of money to help them at this sad time.

“Money won’t bring that precious boy home but will help the family a little. Rip Mason.”

A fundraising night will be taking place at Maggie Maes in Preston Street on Friday.

All money from the door as well as collection buckets will be given to help the family.

A spokesman for Vardean School in Balfour Road said: “We are deeply saddened to report the unexpected death of one of our Year 8 students, Mason Warwick.

“The thoughts and prayers of the whole community are with the family and friends of Mason who are dealing with their terrible loss.”

Headteacher William Deighan added: “This is devastating news.

“The death of a child reminds us just how precious our children are and it will be very important to hold and support them in the next few days and weeks.

“Our focus as a school at the moment is on supporting the family, our students and staff at this exceptionally difficult time.”

A letter to parents stated: “Working closely with our colleagues at the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service we are making plans to support students, staff and families and I will make you aware of these as they become more fully developed.”

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to Queen’s Park Road, Brighton, at about 11pm on Thursday to concern for a child.

“Sadly the 12-year-old boy died at hospital. His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.”

If you would like to pay tribute to Mason please email news@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 021384.

Anyone experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope, can contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day seven days a week on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.