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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Man found dead in Carlisle house named by police

A man found dead by police in a house at Carlisle has been officially named.

Etterby Lea Road house photo
Forensic crime scene investigators at the Etterby Lea Road house

Related: Murder probe underway after man found dead in Carlisle house

He was Luke Hollingsworth, aged 23, of Carlisle.

He was found dead in the house on Etterby Lea Road, Stanwix, shortly after 5pm yesterday.

His family have been informed.

Mr Hollingsworth, it is reported, grew up in Barrow and was the son of pub landlady Jill Hollingsworth, who left the Furness area in mid-2008.

The detective leading the investigation this afternoon issued an urgent appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Superintendent Mike Forrester said: “We are appealing to the community to help us in piecing together what happened at this address which resulted in Luke’s death.

“We are interested in establishing the movements of a red car which was seen in the area just prior to the incident taking place.

“We understand that people in the area saw a woman climbing into the property yesterday afternoon. We have confirmed the identity of this woman but would urge anyone who saw her to contact the police.

“We are interested in speaking to anyone who has any information about this incident. We want to be able to provide Luke’s family with information about what happened to their son.”

Armed police - called to the scene after reports of an incident - found Mr Hollingsworth in the house.

A second man was found at the scene seriously hurt. He was taken to the city's Cumberland Infirmary for treatment and is due to undergo surgery this afternoon.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

DS Forrester added: “We have arrested one man in connection with the incident and we are in the process of following up a number of leads.

“Anyone with any information that could assist us can ring Cumbria police on 101 and ask to speak to detectives at Carlisle CID.”

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