A leading detective says that a big part of investigations into the murder of a Carlisle man centre around those involved in supporting the two main suspects.
Despite only two suspects believed to be involved in the violence inflicted upon 24-year-old Ryan Kirkpatrick outside Mamoa Bar and Lounge on Carlyle’s Court shortly after 8.30pm on Saturday, Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Holden said: “You don’t have to be the person at the scene to be guilty of murder under the doctrine of joint responsibility.
Det Chief Supt Holden said a “big part of the inquiry is into the people who have supported the assailants.”
“We believe there were two people primarily involved in the attack and a number assisting them in avoiding capture and leaving the area.
“We expect there to be many more arrests in this, certainly the primary attackers but then also a number for ancillary offences such as providing misinformation to disrupt inquiries.
“You have a commitment from me that we will do all we can to bring all those offenders to justice.”
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