14/08/2014 16:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Missing Brother Of Nine-Year-Old Who Killed Himself Found Safe And Well

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A 16-year-old boy who had been struggling to cope after his nine-year-old brother died has been found safe and well after he went missing.

Adam Dugmore was said to be 'heartbroken' after the death of his little brother Aaron this year.

The teenager disappeared after leaving his Erdington, Birmingham home yesterday morning. His father raised the alarm at 11am after discovering he had failed to arrived at school.

The boy's younger brother hanged himself in February, after allegedly being 'tormented by an Asian gang of bullies at his new school because he was white'. He was found in his bedroom by his mum Kelly, 30.

The Mail reports that Aaron was threatened with a plastic knife by one Asian pupil, who warned him: 'Next time it will be a real one.'

Chief Superintendent Rachel Jones, commander for the Birmingham north local policing unit, said Adam had been 'struggling' since Aaron died:

"He was reported missing to police at 11am by his dad who found out that he hadn't turned up for school," she said. "Adam has been struggling to come to terms with the death of his nine-year-old brother, Aaron, who took his own life in February this year."

Back in August, Adam updated his Facebook status on what would have been his brother's 10th birthday, writing:

"Happy birthday aaron love you so much r.i.p 3xxxxxx."

He had previously posted that he missed his brother.