Man Arrested In Suspicion Of Murder Following The ‘Shocking And Tragic’ Death Of A Carlisle Man

Cumbria Police has arrested a man for suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a 24-year-old Carlisle man.

Ryan Kirkpatrick, died following an incident in Carlyle’s Court on Saturday September 18.

Ryan Kirkpatrick

Officers were called to the city centre at 8.48pm on Saturday, following a report that a man had been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of first responders and medical staff, Ryan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Sunday officers arrested a 23-year-old man, on suspicion of murder, along with three other people who were arrested in the early hours of Sunday, September 19, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Superintendent David Pattinson said: “We can confirm a further arrest has been made in this investigation but a number of active lines of inquiry are ongoing.”

DS Pattinson called the incident ‘shocking and tragic’, along with appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

“This was a shocking and tragic incident but the public can be reassured that our officers and staff have worked round-the-clock and continue today in response to this,” he said.

“The public is likely to see an increased police presence in the city centre and around the city as inquiries continue.

“Incidents of this nature are extremely upsetting and distressing, especially for those witnessing such incidents, but we would like to reassure people they are rare in Cumbria.

“We continue to appeal for the public’s help and support and we are still appealing for anyone with information to contact us on the numbers below.”

Ryan has been described as ‘the light’ of his family, in a touching tribute.

His family said: “We want to pay a tribute to our beautiful kind and caring Ryan, who will always be the light of our family.

“Funny, strong, loving and charming, your cheeky smile will be imprinted in our hearts forever. Cherished memories remembered until we can hold you again.

“A loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Owner of his much-loved sausage dog Frank.”

Anyone with information can report online at, alternatively you can also call 101.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, on 0800 555 111.