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Teenager found dead in Walberswick

PUBLISHED: 13:40 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 July 2010

A TEENAGE boy has been found dead in an idyllic Suffolk seaside resort.

The boy was discovered in an area of trees near Millfield Road in Walberswick last Thursday.

A TEENAGE boy has been found dead in an idyllic Suffolk seaside resort.

The boy was discovered in an area of trees near Millfield Road in Walberswick last Thursday.

Police alerted the ambulance service and attended the scene, which was cordoned off while initial enquiries got underway.

However there were no identifying details on the boy and police have so far been unable to identify him or match the body with any reports of missing persons.

The dead youngster is thought to be in his mid teens and it is believed the body had been there for six or seven hours.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “A post mortem held yesterday, Wednesday 20 August, at Ipswich Hospital, has not assisted in identifying the boy but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

“He has several distinctive tattoos and police are issuing images of these in a bid to discover who he is.

“These include a scorpion on his thigh, a Chinese snake dragon on his arm and a fish on his shoulder blade.

“He is described as being around 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build, with light brown hair, a freckled complexion and a moustache.

“Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area overnight Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 August who may have seen a young man meeting this description.”

Anyone with information about who the young man is should call Detective Inspector Caroline Millar at Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.


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