UPDATE: Police work to identify body found in Melling area
**UPDATE 5.30PM FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST**
Merseyside Police can confirm the identify of the man whose body was discovered in the River Alt in the Melling area this morning (Friday 9 August 2019).
Emergency services were called at around 7am and the body was recovered just after 9am.
The body has now been identified as 55 year-old Peter Francis Curry who was from the Kirkby area.
Mr Curry’s next of kin have been informed and a post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.
Road closures have now been lifted in the Melling area.
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