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'Suspicious' death at Carlisle's Pirelli factory

The death of a man in a Pirelli tyre factory is being treated as 'suspicious' by police.

Ambulance crews called police to the factory on Dalston Road, Carlisle just before half past six on Sunday evening (30th September).

The paramedics were treating a man, believed to be in his 40s, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cumbria Police have confirmed that the cause of death is yet to be determined. A post Mortem has been carried out but the result are not yet known.

Police are currently treating the death as 'suspicious.'

The management for the factory have temporarily closed the plant whilst police carry out their enquiries.

850 workers are employed at the factory.

Pirelli have released a statement regarding the death of one of their employers at their Carlisle factory.

In it they say the company is saddened by the death and confirm that work at the factory is suspended while the investigation is underway.

The full statement follows:

"On Sunday evening (September 30) an employee at Pirelli’s Carlisle factory was found dead at his work station. The circumstances of this tragic event are still unclear and the matter is being investigated by theCumbria police, with Pirelli’s full support. To allow the investigation to take its course, Pirelli cannot make any further comment at this stage.

"Pirelli employs 850 people at its Carlisle factory, has been apart of the local community for over 40 years and has always made the safety of its people a top priority. At the moment, work at the factory is suspended to facilitate the investigation.

"The Company recognises the traumatic impact to the family of the deceased and will do everything it can to help them through this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with them."

– Pirelli

DCI Forrester is leading the investigation he explained that they are stillt trying to understand what happened to Mr Falder, they are urging for people to come forward, this can be done anonymously by calling 101

Police are still treating the death as suspicious, but aren't ruling out that it may have been a tragic accident. DCI Forrester explained how the investigation is going so far.

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