Four charged with murder after body found in Cumbria river

Four people have been charged with murder after the body of a man was found in a river.

Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 9:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 9:24 am

Cumbria Police were contacted at 5.24am on Friday to a report of a body found in the river Caldew, formally identified as Lee McKnight, 26, from Carlisle.

Jamie Davidson, 25, of Beverly Rise, Carol Edgar, 46, of Charles Street, Coral Edgar, 25, also of Charles Street, and Paul Roberts, 50, of Grey Street, have all been charged with murder, Cumbria Police said.

Janice Edgar, 40, of Hale End Road, Carlisle, has been charged with assisting an offender and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

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Four people have been charged with murder after the body of a man was found in a river.

All five are expected to appear at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

A 47-year-old woman from Carlisle has been released on bail.

The charges were brought on Tuesday evening following a large scale investigation by Cumbria Constabulary.

The investigation team continues to urge anyone who saw Mr McKnight in the early hours of July 24 to make contact with the incident room via 101.

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