Carlisle schoolboy Jordan Watson, 14, was found dead at Upperby Cemetery after what police have described as a 'savage and brutal' attack.
A post mortem examination has identified the cause of death as multiple wounds to the head and neck made with a sharp instrument.
“Jordan has lost his life as a result of a savage and brutal attack which has shocked the officers working on the case.
"For a child to die in these circumstances in Carlisle is appalling. The offender or offenders must be apprehended and I appeal to any members of the public with information to come forward.
"If anybody heard or saw anything unusual in the area of the cemetery on Manor Road overnight, I would urge them to report it to our incident room.”
Cumbria Police have increased patrols across Carlisle as the investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID.
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