Carlisle cemetery murder boy Jordan Watson ‘savagely attacked’
17 June 2015
From the section Cumbria
Jordan Watson’s body was found in the cemetery in Manor Road, Carlisle, on Tuesday morning
A 14-year-old boy found dead in a cemetery was the victim of a “savage and brutal attack”, police have said.
Jordan Watson’s body was found in the graveyard in Carlisle early on Tuesday morning; Cumbria Police initially said a man had been killed.
A post-mortem examination revealed he died from multiple wounds to the head and neck caused by a sharp implement.
Detectives said they were shocked by the murder and said for a child to die in such circumstances was “appalling”.
The body was found in Upperby Cemetery, next to St John The Baptist Church in Manor Road, at about 07:45 BST on Tuesday.
Police patrols have been increased across the Carlisle area while the investigation continues into the death of Jordan, who lived in Ridley Road in the city.
Det Supt Andrew Slattery said: “Jordan has lost his life as a result of a savage and brutal attack which has shocked the officers working on the case.
“For a child to die in these circumstances in Carlisle is appalling.
“The offender or offenders must be apprehended and I appeal to any members of the public with information to come forward.
“If anybody heard or saw anything unusual in the area of the cemetery on Manor Road overnight, I would urge them to report it to our incident room.”
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Source:: BBC UK