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Pedestrian hit by ambulance in Moreton dies

A 51-year-old man has died after being hit by an ambulance in Merseyside in the early hours.

The ambulance, which police said had its blue lights on, was being driven along Fender Lane, Moreton at 05:00 BST when it struck the victim.

The road was closed for a few hours and police said inquiries were under way into how the accident happened.

The dead man has not yet been formally identified.

An North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) spokesperson said: "An NWAS ambulance was involved in an incident on Fender Lane, Moreton, Wirral shortly before 5am this morning and sadly a 51-year-old man died.

"The Trust offers its sincere condolences and our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased at this sad time.

"This matter is now subject to a police investigation and NWAS will work closely with Merseyside Police as part of this."

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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