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Detectives make further arrests following death of Carlisle man

Blackwell Road, where there was a notable police presence and a PCSO was standing at the entrance to an alleyway which leads behind homes on Blackwell Road

Detectives investigating the death of 26-year-old Carlisle man Lee McKnight have made a further two arrests as part of their ongoing investigation.

Officers this morning (Aug 5) executed an arrest warrant at two addresses in the areas of Blackwell Road and Howe Street, Carlisle.

A 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy both from Carlisle have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Lee McKnight

Anyone with any information can report it directly to the Durranhill incident room via the major incident public reporting site here – https://mipp.police.uk/

Anyone with information can also 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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