Cumbria Police Charge Four People With The Murder Of Carlisle Man, Lee McKinight

Police have charged four people with the murder of Lee McKnight who’s body was found in the Caldew River, Carlisle, last week.

Detectives investigating the murder charged the following people, who are due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates today, July 29.

  • Jamie Davidson, 25 of Beverly Rise, Carlisle
  • Carol Edgar, 46 of Charles Street
  • Coral Edgar, 25 of Charles Street,
  • Paul Roberts, 50 of Grey Street, Carlisle

Janice Edgar, 40 of Dale End Road, Carlisle has been charged with assisting an offender and possession of drugs with Intent to Supply and a 47-year-old woman from Carlisle has been released on bail.

Charges were brought yesterday, Tuesday July 28 following a large scale investigation by Cumbria Constabulary led by T/Detective Superintendent David Stalker.

Police were contacted at 5.24am on Friday, July 24, to a report of a body found having been found in the river Caldew, formally identified as Lee McKnight.

The black Nissan Navara previously circulated has been recovered and is being searched and examined.

The investigation team continue to urge anyone who has seen Lee in the early hours Friday to make contact with the incident room via 101.

The team are also interested in the movements of the black Nissan Navara, and any suspicious activity around Wreay area.

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.