Cumbria Police Make Two More Arrests While Investigating Ryan Kirkpatrick’s Death

Officers investigating the death of Ryan Kirkpatrick have made two further arrests.

A 31-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested yesterday morning, Tuesday October 5, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A woman aged 26 from Carlisle was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

This brought the total number of arrests in the case now to 10. 

Police continuing to investigate the death, with the enquiry staffed from a Major Incident Room.

This comes after officers were called to the city centre at 8.48pm on Saturday, September 18, following a report that a man had been stabbed.

Despite the best efforts of first responders and medical staff, 24-year-old Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers continue to encourage anyone with information regarding the death of Mr Kirkpatrick to come forward.

Cumbria Police has previously called Ryan’s attack a ‘targeted’ one and say they are working ‘24/7’ to solve this crime.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Holden said: “This case is our number one priority and our officers are working 24/7 on a number of lines of enquiry as we aim to get justice for the family of Mr Kirkpatrick.

“This was a targeted attack against a man who had previous issues with the assailants.”

Anyone with information can submit this here.

You can also call 101.

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