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Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Bootle

News   •   May 06, 2019 08:10 BST

We can confirm a man has been arrested and a murder investigation is underway following an incident in Bootle in the early hours of today (Monday 6 May 2019).

Officers were called to Monfa Road shortly before 1.55am to reports a man had been found with life-threatening injuries in the street following reports of an altercation.

Emergency services attended and the man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A cordon remains in place while forensic, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries continue. Officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance to the community and to gather information.

A 41-year-old man from Bootle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed. 

Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the victim, and a Home Office post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death. His next of kin have been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “We’re currently in the very early stages of the investigation into this incident and it is vital that anyone with information that could assist our enquiries gets in touch.

“This is a truly shocking crime which has occurred in a residential area, and a man has tragically lost his life in an appalling act of violence.

“You may have witnessed part of the incident or suspicious behaviour in the area and any information, no matter how small, may prove vital to our investigation.

“Likewise, if you have any CCTV or dashcam footage, please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100224604 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.