A woman has been found dead after what her friends described as abuse at the hands of online bullies.

Friends believe Simone Back took an overdose of pills following taunts on the social networking site Facebook.

Last night they paid tribute to Ms Back and condemned the bullies they claim drove her to suicide.

Police and paramedics were called to Ms Back's home in Warwick Mount, Montague Street, Brighton, shortly before 4pm on Boxing Day.

She was declared dead an hour later.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious and an inquest has been opened and adjourned while officers wait for the results of a post mortem.

Leave your tributes to Ms Back below or email naomi. loomes@theargus.co.uk.