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Police investigating Carson Price death arrest 14-year-old boy on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs

Carson Price was found unconscious in a park. Credit: PA

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs by police investigating the death of Carson Price found unconscious in a park.

The 13-year-old was found unconscious on Friday evening in a park in Ystrad Mynach, near Caerphilly, South Wales, around a mile from his home in Hengoed, and police believe “illegal substances” contributed to his death.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday morning when officers raided an address in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Gwent Police said.

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Detective Chief Inspector Alun Davies, the senior investigating officer, said: “A 14-year-old boy from the area has now been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A controlled drugs.

“He currently remains in police custody at Newport Central Police Station and will be interviewed with an appropriate adult as part of our investigation.

“I would encourage anyone with any further information that may assist with our inquiries to make contact with Gwent Police.”

Superintendent Nick McLain said: “I’d like to thank all members of the community for their continued support during this tragic time.

“The information received from the public has been a vital part of the investigation. I would like to emphasise no one has been charged with any offences and the investigation is still continuing.”

Carson’s family have described him as “kind and loving” and “a cheeky little boy”.