Enquiries and searches continue and custody extension granted as part of Leigh Park death investigation
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Our investigation into the death of Barry Cairns in Leigh Park continues, and you can expect to see a heightened police presence around the local area.
Enquiries and searches remain ongoing near the incident scene in Chalton Crescent as well as other areas such as New Lane.
This follows the discovery of 53-year-old Barry’s body in the Chalton Crescent area on the morning of Monday 19 June. We are treating this as an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public.
As part of enquiries, two men, aged 47 and 42 respectively, were arrested on suspicion of murder this week.
A 30 hour warrant of further detention was granted by Magistrates yesterday (21 June) in relation to the 47-year-old man, and a 12 hour custody extension has been authorised by a senior officer for the 42-year-old man this morning, giving officers further time to fully investigate the circumstances leading to the death and question the two men in custody.