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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Carlisle police still working to identify man found dead

Police are still trying to formally identify a man who was found dead on land close to shops nearly a month ago.

Carlisle body scene photo
Passers-by discovered the body near shops at Currock Road, Carlisle

Officers said this aspect of the inquiry had proved to be “particularly lengthy” after a body was found behind a tree near shops at the Currock Road industrial estate in Carlisle.

Detectives said at the time the death was being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. The body may have been there for several weeks before being discovered on October 16.

A police spokeswoman said: “Cumbria police continue to work to formally identify the man who was located on Currock Road.

“Certain procedures have to be followed in order to ensure that identification is confirmed.

“Unfortunately, these procedures have been particularly lengthy .”

The grim discovery was made by passers-by.

Police and crime scene investigators at the time cordoned off the area outside Topps Tiles and the Bathstore to carry out examinations and gather evidence.

The coroner has been informed.

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