Published Tue 07 Aug 2012 17:46, Last updated: 2012-08-07
Tragic dad kills himself after false accusation he is Liverpool killer
"A man left a suicide note telling of his torment at the hands of a hateful gossips who falsely fingered him as James Bulger killer Robert Thompson.
English-born Scott Bradley was driven to despair by a hate campaign in a seaside town in Scotland accusing him of being a child killer an paedophile.
The body of the 36 year-old, originally from Bury, was found by his distraught mother Sue near Garlieston, Galloway.
In a heartbreak suicide note Scott blamed bullies who had made his life a misery with malicious rumours branding him as James Bulger's killer.
In the note Scott, who was born in Bury, near Manchester wrote: "They called me all sorts - a paedophile, a follower of young girls, accused me of going around bullying old people.
"The list is endless. And I'm supposed to be a child killer."
His mother Sue said the last few months of her son's life were a "living hell" and associated the rumours with a play penned by Scottish comedian Des Dillon.
Dillon's drama "Village of the Damned" is centred on the reintegration of one of James Bulger's evil killer's into society in Galloway.
The author claimed that the work was "entirely fictitious" but it led to a wave of panic in the small western Scottish town that is being linkied to Scott Bradley's death.
His mother Sue said: "I don't know why it started but we know how it's ended."
Bury man kills himself after being mistaken for Bulger killer