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Cumbria murder probe - Barrow mum pays tribute to son

A DEVASTATED Barrow mum has described her son as “a beautiful young man”, as police continue with a murder investigation into his death.

Jill Hollingsworth said “Goodnight, God bless” to son Luke, while messages of condolence continued to flood in from friends and wellwishers.
Mr Hollingsworth, who originally comes from Barrow, was found dead on Wednesday after armed police were called to a house in Etterby Lea Road in Carlisle.
Paying tribute to the 23-year-old, his mum said: “As a family, we are absolutely devastated at the loss of Luke.
“He was a beautiful young man to his dad and me and a good brother, grandson, nephew and cousin to his whole family.
“He has been a rock to me over some very hard times and was a warm, loving, friendly boy, who was always ready with a helping hand and a cheeky grin.
“He was a very popular boy who was never short of friends and made them wherever he went, whether it be working with me in the pubs or doing his one love, skiing.
“He will be missed by so many people who all loved him deeply.
“We would ask that as a family we are left to grieve his passing with dignity and respect.
“Goodnight, God bless my Chav Lad, I am sure Pops and you will be watching us with interest.”
Mrs Hollingsworth is well-known in Barrow as the former Furness Railway pub landlady.
She left Barrow in May 2008 and until two weeks ago had managed the Woodrow Wilson pub in Botchergate, Carlisle, where Mr Hollingsworth had also been working.
As Mrs Hollingsworth remembered her son, the Evening Mail Facebook page continued to see comments left in his honour, one calling him a “top lad” another describing how we would be “missed by many, forgotten by none”.
Meanwhile police in Carlisle continue to investigate his death.
A man found inside the same house has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The man has undergone surgery for serious injuries but was too ill to be interviewed, police said yesterday.
Detective Superintendent, Mike Forrester has appealed for anyone who saw a red car in the area just before the incident to get in touch.
The police have also asked for anyone who saw a woman climbing into the property on Wednesday afternoon to contact Carlisle CID on 101.
DS Forrester said: “We want to be able to provided Luke’s family with information about what happened to their son.”


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words simply cannot do justice,nor can any court of law in the world,one day ,dont know when ,i just know we will meet again ,R.I.P to one the the best friends anyone could ever wish for xx chav lad

Posted by jamie christian on 14 July 2013 at 15:53

R.I.P Luke! Such a decent, honest beautiful person and it is an honor that I had him in my life. It just does't seem real that I can't just text him.

Posted by Katie on 12 July 2013 at 16:41

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