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Church holds service for murdered Carlisle teen

by Desmond Busteed

The 14-year-old was found in Upperby Cemetery on Tuesday with multiple stab wounds to the head and neck, in what police have called a savage and brutal attack.

"The church is open today from 4.30 till 6(pm), with the book of remembrance and condolence and people are going to be offered the chance to come together to share their grief and shock and to light candles and really just to come together as a community," Revd Alan Jones, vicar of St Herbert's Church explained on Premier's News Hour.

An 18 year-old man's been arrested in connection with the murder.

"Extensive searches have taken place in the area of the cemetery and the surrounding parts of Carlisle," said Superintendent Andy Slattery at a press conference on Wednesday. 

"At 10.39am this morning an 18-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested on suspicion of Jordan's murder.

"However, this is one line of inquiry. The investigation is ongoing and we are keeping an open mind about the motive and why indeed this crime took place.

"We would like to hear from anybody who has any information that can assist the investigation in any way.

"In particular, anybody who saw or heard anything unusual in the area of the cemetery or anybody who saw Jordan on the 15 June."

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, said: "All our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jordan at this time.

"Through times of trial and deep hurt, it is good to know that the love of Christ is there for everyone. I pray that God's love will provide comfort to all those who held Jordan so dearly."

Revd Alan Jones, vicar of St Herbert's Church speaking to Premier's Hannah Tooley on the News Hour:

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