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Boy, 14, arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs following death of 13-year-old Carson Price

Carson Price, 13, died in hospital after being found unconscious in Ystrad Mynach Park Credit: Gwent Police

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs following the death of Carson Price.

The 13-year-old, from Hengoed, died after being found unconscious in a park on Friday.

He was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he was pronounced dead.

Carson Price was found unconscious in Ystrad Mynach park on 12 April

Detective Chief Inspector Alun Davies, from Gwent Policesaid, "Specialist Gwent Police officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, at an address in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.

“A 14 year old boy from the area has now been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A controlled drugs."

The 14-year-old who has been arrested is currently in custody at Newport Central Police Station.

Police said he will be interviewed with an appropriate adult as part of their investigation.

They also want anyone with any further information that may help them with enquiries to get in contact with Gwent Police and warned against any social media posts that "may jeopardise the investigation".

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.

I’d like to ask the community to support our ongoing work and refrain from posting any comments on social media that may jeopardise the investigation.”

– Nick McLain, Caerphilly Superintendent