A family have paid tribute to a teenager following his sudden and unexpected death.

Glenn Thake, 19, died in the early hours of Thursday, January 23 while on an outreach project run by the Prince’s Trust in Bradwell.

Stepdad Gary Harvey, 45, who lives with Glenn’s mum, Karen, in Coggeshall, said: “He was a lovely, friendly boy and a mischief maker."

He said Glenn, who leaves behind six siblings, worked hard and was looking for a "direction in life."

A Prince’s Trust spokesman said: “We were deeply sorry to hear the sad news of the death of a young man, participating in one of our personal development programmes.

“Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”