Investigation into the death of a man in Leigh Park
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We are investigating the death of a man in Leigh Park and our enquiries continue today.
Police were called at 7.02am on Monday 19 June to the Chalton Crescent area, following the discovery of a man’s body.
The man has been identified as 53-year-old Barry Cairns of Leigh Park. His next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers.
We are treating Barry’s death as suspicious and officers will remain in the Leigh Park area today conducting enquiries.
As part of enquiries, a 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody at this time.
Detective Superintendent Sarah McConnell, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Barry Cairns at this time, and we are urgently following up all lines of enquiry to establish the circumstances surrounding Barry’s death.
“We understand that incidents of this nature can be unsettling for the local community, but we want people to be reassured that there will be a heightened police presence in the local area as we conduct a thorough investigation.
“As part of our enquiries, police will be speaking to residents in Leigh Park and reviewing CCTV footage. Please don’t hesitate to speak to our officers if you have any concerns or any information to assist our enquiries.”