Upperby Cemetery body find prompts murder inquiry

The cemetery on manor Road Image copyright Google
Image caption Cumbria Police said a man's body was found in the cemetery on Manor Road

A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in a Carlisle cemetery.

A member of the public discovered the body at Upperby Cemetery, next to St John The Baptist Church on Manor Road shortly before 08:00 BST.

Det Ch Insp Lesley Hanson said: "We have a team of detectives working hard to find out the identity of the man and establish what exactly has happened."

Cumbria Police have closed the cemetery while investigations continue.

There is not believed to be a danger to the wider public, the force added, and appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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