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Man’s body found in the River Caldew

Police cordon overlooking the River Caldew

An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body in the River Caldew in the Blackwell area of Carlisle.

Police were contacted at 5.24am today (24 July) with a report of a body found in the river.

The death is unexplained and is currently being treated as suspicious by detectives.

A cordon remains in place this evening as officers continue their enquiries into this incident. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Detective Superintendent David Stalker said: “We are requesting the assistance of the public as part of our investigation.

“We would like to hear from anyone who seen any suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of this morning.

“We would also like to speak to any nearby residents who may have CCTV, dashcam or any other means of footage which could help our enquiries.

“Numerous resources have been dedicated to this investigation throughout the day in efforts to establish the circumstances of this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 and ask to speak to an officer from the North Cumbria Crime and Safeguarding Team, quoting incident number 36 of 24 July. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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