Police appeal over teenager's death

Police officers investigating the sudden death of a teenager have issued an appeal to the public.The death of 16-year-old Makiebien Stappard is being treated by Suffolk police as ''unexplained.

Richard Smith

Police officers investigating the sudden death of a teenager have issued an appeal to the public.

The death of 16-year-old Makiebien Stappard is being treated by Suffolk police as ''unexplained.''

He had been to an 18th birthday party at the Sizewell sports club, Leiston, on February 13 and then he died the following morning.


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Makiebien was found unconscious by his mother at their home in Arnhem Road, Leiston, and he was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Leiston High School pupil was a popular and highly intelligent sixth form student.

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Police officers want to hear from anyone who saw Makiebien in the 24 hours before he died to build up a picture of what he did before his death.

They are asking for anyone who was with him, or who saw him, to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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