Cumbria Police Arrest Two More People In Connection With Murdered Carlisle Man

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 executed an arrest warrant at two addresses in the areas of Blackwell Road and Howe Street, Carlisle, yesterday, Wednesday August 5.

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.

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 Mr McKnight.

Previously, detectives nvestigating the murder charged the following people, who appeared at Carlisle Magistrates on 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 on Tuesday July 28 following a large scale investigation by Cumbria Constabulary led by T/Detective Superintendent David Stalker.

Along with this police are continuing their request for the public’s help on the movements of a blue Citroen C3 registration – FY05 TFZ.

Officers are particularly interested in the movements of the vehicle in the Carlisle city centre and the south and east areas of the city including Upperby, Currock and areas between Warwick Road and Botchergate.

Officers are also extending their interest to routes around rural areas heading out of the city towards and in or around the areas of Durdar, Golden Fleece, Southwaite and Wreay and the A6 from Low Heskett into Carlisle.

T/Detective Superintendent David Stalker said: “We are seeking information to establish the movements of the blue Citroen and are appealing to anyone who was driving in the vicinity of the following locations between 4:30am and 7am on Friday July 24 that could have dash cam footage of the vehicle, to come forward.

“Anyone who might have seen something suspicious, or witnessed people on foot in the area which might have appeared unusual or out of place during your normal routine journey, we urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information can report it directly to the Durranhill incident room via the major incident public reporting site here.

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.