DETECTIVES investigating the death of a 26-year-old man have made two further arrests as part of the ongoing investigation.

The body of Carlisle man Lee McKnight was discovered at just before 5.30am on Friday, July 24, in the River Caldew, in the Blackwell Hall area just outside Carlisle.

On Wednesday, officers executed an arrest warrant at two addresses in the Blackwell Road and Howe Street area of Carlisle.

A 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Carlisle have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Anyone with any information surrounding the death of Mr McKnight can report it directly to the Durranhill incident room via the major incident public reporting site here -

Anyone with information can also contact police by calling 101 and ask to speak to an officer from the North Cumbria Crime and Safeguarding Team, quoting incident number 36 of 24 July. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.