Ryan Kirkpatrick: Three more people charged as part of murder investigation

Three more people have been charged by police as part of the murder investigation into Ryan Kirkpatrick.

The 24-year-old died at the scene of a stabbing at Carlisle city centre’s Carlyle’s Court on September 18 last year. Cumbria Police launched a major investigation after being called to the scene, off Fisher Street, at 8:48pm that evening.

Despite the efforts of first emergency service responders and medical staff, Mr Kirkpatrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives tonight (May 26) issued an update on their investigation and confirmed three more people have been charged.

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Ross Neville, 31, of Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway, is charged with three counts of assisting an offender. Michael Celmins, 32, of Irthington, Carlisle, is charged with two counts of assisting an offender and one count of handling stolen goods.

Olivia Memmory, 22, of The Oval, Cummersdale is charged with two counts of assisting an offender. All three have been bailed and are scheduled to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 9.

A force spokesperson said: “The charges are the latest update in an ongoing investigation into the death of Ryan Kirkpatrick in Carlisle city centre on September 18 last year.”

Two men appeared at Carlisle Crown Court in march charged with murdering Mr Kirkpatrick. Kane Hull, 29, of no fixed address, and Liam Craig Porter, 33, of Fulmar Place, denied two charges each of murder and manslaughter by unlawful killing

Mr Porter also denied a third charge of assisting of an offender. Both men were remanded in custody and are due to stand trial, which is expected to last about four weeks, in October.

Lancs Live – Cumbria