13-year-old boy’s death was suicide, say police

The 13-year-old boy found dead in woods near Wassenaar last week committed suicide, police confirmed on Monday.

Police said last week they were looking at the suicide option. Now a post mortem and forensic tests have confirmed the boy killed himself. Police did not say how the boy died.

The body of Anass Aouragh was found last Thursday. He was reported missing on Wednesday after failing to return home from a job delivering leaflets.

His bike was found abandoned close to the woods where his body was found.

Media speculation since the death has centred on claims that Anass was bullied at school.