Man arrested over Widnes garden body find

A 19-year-old has been arrested after a man's body was found in a garden in Widnes.

Alexander Joseph Newcombe, 23, from Walton, Liverpool, was found dead in the back garden of a house on Birtley Court at about 08:00 BST on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old man from Widnes has been arrested by Cheshire Police on suspicion of murder.

He is due to be interviewed by detectives later. It is not yet known how Mr Newcombe died.

Police said a post-mortem examination had taken place but the result was being withheld while a second post mortem and other tests are carried out.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who witnessed or took part in a disturbance in the area of Avondale Avenue in Widnes on Monday evening.

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