USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Investigation into the death of 13 year old Carson Price in Ystrad Mynach Park

A message from Superintendent Nick McLain (Tuesday 16th April 2019)

"As I've mentioned in previous messages, we don't want to rush to any conclusions about the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Carson Price and our investigation team are focussed on finding out what happened that evening.

"This is a very difficult time for Carson's family and friends, school friends and for the community of Ystrad Mynach, but we've been told that there are some hurtful social media posts circulating about the events of Friday night. 

"Please remember that harassing, threatening and abusing people on social media can be against the law. Our advice is to be as careful on social media as you would in any other form of communication. If you say something about someone which is grossly offensive or is of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, then you could be investigated by the police.

"We need to concentrate our efforts on this investigation, so please help us by allowing our teams to keep all their efforts focussed on it.

"If you feel you are receiving malicious messages or you know of malicious posts on social media that are specifically targeted and make you feel frightened or threatened, you can contact the police or Direct Message us on Facebook or Twitter and we will be able to help you.

"At this moment, we have received no formal reports of this kind but we are being told by the community that this is going on. 

"If you have any information at all regarding the incident in Ystrad Mynach Park on Friday 12th April 2019, please call us on 101 quoting log 523 12/4/19 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

"Alternatively, you can send a direct message with information via our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages."