Girl drops 'bully' claim

A SCHOOLGIRL granted legal aid to sue a local authority over bullying claims, has dropped her action, it was revealed last night.

Natalie King, from Newmachar, was seeking 20,000 compensation from Aberdeen City Council for psychological damage and trauma.

But the council said the action would not go ahead, saving taxpayers thousands of pounds in potential legal costs.

John Tomlinson, speaking on behalf of the council, said: "We will be seeking an award of expenses against Miss King."