15-year-old boy dies after "taking an unknown substance" in a Devon home

TRIBUTES were paid to a 15-year-old schoolboy found dead in a Devon house after consuming an "unknown substance".

Police believe that Tyler Peck died Saturday night in the seaside town of Salcombe after consuming the mysterious drug – and today arrested a man suspected of selling it to him.

    Tyler Peck was named as the tragic teenager found dead on Saturday morning

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Tyler Peck was named as the tragic teenager found dead on Saturday morning
    Local curator Daniel French paid tribute to the tragic teenager on Facebook, encouraging his friends to light a candle in his memory

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Local curator Daniel French paid tribute to the tragic teenager on Facebook, encouraging his friends to light a candle in his memory

The 39-year-old man from Kingsbridge, Devon, was arrested on suspicion of drug supply.

Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth of Devon's local investigation team said, "It's an incredibly sad incident and I'm thinking of Tyler's family, 15 years old.

"We are at the beginning of this investigation and, for the moment, investigations are underway to determine the circumstances that led to Tyler's untimely death.

"I would like to point out that this incident is being treated as an isolated incident and that we do not believe that there is an increased risk for the wider community.

I would like to urge parents and guardians to talk to their children about the potential risks and dangers of drug use.

DI Dave Pebworth

"I would like to ask parents and guardians to talk to their children about the risks and potential dangers of drug use.

"Safeguarding is a priority and we do not want to see anyone else in our community through this ordeal."

The student from the River Dart Academy, near Totnes, we would miss a lot, said a friend on Facebook.

"Such sad news, another beautiful lost soul," said another comment, while another added, "the best people are always taken too early".

"A TRAGIC LOSS"

Daniel French, pastor of Salcombe and Malborough, said on Facebook: "We are keeping an altar this week at Holy Trinity Church in Salcombe for the young Tyler who died suddenly.

"All are invited to come and light a candle, God bless him and rest in peace."

"With lots of prayers also for his mother Holly, step-father Gavin, as well as for Jay and Brooklyn."

In response to the message, one of the parents wrote: "Absolutely heartbreaking for his family, a tragic loss.

"My son will try to come and light a candle."

Another tribute paid tribute by writing: "RIP our little kickboxer.Gutted, thoughts with the whole family."

Tyler's commemorations should be held in schools attended by the Academy, the Academy and the Kingsbridge Community College, in the coming weeks.

An autopsy will be held to establish the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 101, citing newspaper number 331 of 2 February.

    Police investigate the sudden death of teenagers in Salcombe, South Devon

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Police investigate the sudden death of teenagers in Salcombe, South Devon


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