Devon teenager Tyler Peck died after taking 'unknown substance'

Police are currently treating the 15-year-old's death as unexplained. Credit: Family photo

Police investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy in Devon believe he died after taking an 'unknown substance'.

Tyler Peck was found at a house in Carr Close, Salcombe, on Saturday 2 February. He died at the scene.

Tributes are being paid to the teenager on social media.

Revd Daniel French, from Salcombe's Holy Trinity Church, has posted a photo of a decorated altar in his memory.

He said: "All are welcome to come in and light a candle. God bless him and may he rest in peace. With much prayers too for his mother Holly, step-father Gavin, also for Jay and Brooklyn."

A fundraising page set up by Salcombe Primary School to help towards funeral costs has already raised more than £2,000.

Staff from the school said: "Tyler was a special boy who will be missed deeply by everyone who knew him amongst the local community.

"On behalf of Tyler’s family, Salcombe C of E Primary School are raising funds towards the cost of his funeral so that we can all give him the send off he deserves."

A 39-year-old man from Kingsbridge was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of drugs, but was later released on bail until Friday 1 March.

Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth said: "I would stress that this is currently being treated as an isolated incident and that we do not believe there to be any increased risk to the wider community."

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.