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Suspects released on bail

By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Suspects released on bail

TWO men arrested last week in connection with the murder of Annan man Paul Taylor, pictured, have been released on bail.

The 19-year-olds from the Carlisle area were released by Cumbria Police, along with a 37-year-old man from Carlisle and a 17-year-old, from Appleby, who had also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Meanwhile, enquiries are ongoing and officers continue to appeal for information from the public.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Pattinson said: “We have been working round the clock to try and find Paul since he was last seen on Tuesday October 17. As the investigation has developed, and due to new information we have received, we are now treating the disappearance of Paul Taylor as a murder investigation.

“We are still requesting the assistance of the public to provide any information to us which may assist police, so we can understand the circumstances and events of what has happened.

“If you knew or spoke to Paul, in the weeks or months leading up to his disappearance or saw him or his car as he travelled from Annan to Carlisle on Tuesday October 17, from 9:45pm onwards, we need to hear from you.”

On that day, chef Paul 57,  was driving a blue Corsa, reg: PY18 DYO, which officers believe made it to the Yewdale, Sandsfield Park and Brough Road areas in Carlisle on the night/early morning of October 17-18, before being found in Langwathby on the morning of Thursday October 19.

Appealing for sightings of his vehicle and any other information, Det Ch Supt Pattinson added: “Don’t worry if you think the information is not important or may not be significant, it could be vital to help us establish what has happened to Paul and give his family the answers they deserve.”



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