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New lead on Merseyside murder from 1955

Police on Merseyside are looking at a new lead into the murder of woman 55 years ago.

Alice Barton, 49, was killed in 1955. Her body was found in Woodchurch, Birkenhead. Her murderer has never been caught and the case remains open.

Merseyside Police's Serious Crime Review Unit has recently received new information about the case.

A police spokeswoman would not comment on reports that a comment on an internet site lead to the new inquiry.

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