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Party death girl 'shining light'

Gabrielle Price
Gabrielle Price was a pupil at Davison High School in Worthing

The family of a 14-year-old girl who died after becoming ill at a house party in Brighton have said "a shining light has been extinguished".

Gabrielle Price suffered a cardiac arrest at the party in Birdham Road, Moulsecoomb, on Saturday and died five hours later in hospital.

"She was a fantastic daughter and granddaughter," said her grandfather Adrian Price.

Two people have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of supplying drugs.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Gabrielle's body was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out.

Miss Price, a pupil at Davison High School in Worthing, West Sussex lived in Coleridge Crescent.

In a statement on behalf of her parents, Angie and Chris, Mr Price said Gabi, as she was known, was a lively and lovely girl.

"Her untimely death has left an enormous hole in the lives of her family and wide circle of friends," he said.

"She was a fun-loving person and the many tributes that have been paid to her reflect what a wonderful young woman she was."

A 39-year-old woman from Brighton, arrested on suspicion of the supply of illegal drugs, was released on bail until 14 January.

A 17-year-old boy from Hove, arrested on suspicion of the supply of a class B drug, was bailed until 26 January.



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