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Teenager arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after death of 13-year-old Carson Price

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Teenager arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after death of 13-year-old Carson Price 4
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Carson aged just 13 tragically died after falling to the ground unconscious in a children’s play park. His mum believes he was sold drugs and urged police to find the dealer before another child dies in such tragic circumstances.

Carson Price aged 13 was found dead in a park having just taken drugs he was found unconscious and his mum had launched an appeal to find the dealer who sold her son drugs.

Police have now arrested another teenager aged just 14 years old on suspicion of dealing drugs.

Police confirmed the 14-year-old is currently being held by police after being taken into custody at Newport Central Police Station and will be interviewed by detectives investigating the tragic case.

Teenager arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after death of 13-year-old Carson Price 1

Police have said he has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs by police investigating the death of a boy found unconscious in a park.

Tragically Carson Price was found in Ystrad Mynach Park in South Wales at around 7.20pm on Friday, Dog walkers attempted CPR on Carson.

The 13-year-old was rushed to hospital but was later found dead after being taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, 12 miles away, and police have said they are treating his death as unexplained.

Officers have moved quickly to locate those involved within Carsons death and this morning raided an address in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, this morning and arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

The teenager was taken into Newport Central Police Station and in due course will be interviewed by detectives.

Detective Chief Inspector Alun Davies said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the community who have assisted the investigation”

“I would encourage anyone with any further information that may assist with our enquiries to make contact with Gwent Police and we will keep you updated with any further developments.”

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