How a happy child became a sitting target for predators

The Ana Kriégel case showed how bullying methods have evolved and mutated in an increasingly online world, writes Francesca Comyn

The trial of Ana Kriégel provided a chilling insight into the world of teenage bullying and cyber-bullying.

Ana was adopted from Russia by Patric and Geraldine Kriégel when she was two and a half years old. Having been a relatively happy child in primary school, however, she became a loner who was relentlessly picked on in the months before her horrific death.

She didn’t mix well with her peers; she tried to make ...