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Boy (14) found murdered in a cemetery in the UK victim of "savage" attack

Police said the teen was the victim of a "savage and brutal" attack
Police said the teen was the victim of a "savage and brutal" attack

A 14-year-old boy whose body was found in a cemetery was the victim of a "savage and brutal attack", police have said.

A murder inquiry is under way after Jordan Watson was discovered in Manor Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, early yesterday.

A post-mortem examination revealed the teenager from Ridley Road in the city died from multiple wounds to the head and neck caused by a sharp implement.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery, who is leading the investigation, 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."

Officers are looking for witnesses who saw someone in the area who may have been in a fight.

Inspector Adrian Sowerby added: "I would like to reassure people that we don't believe there is any danger to the public at this time, and thank local people for their patience while we undertake a thorough investigation."

Patrols have been increased across the Carlisle area while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID.