Man found by police in Dovecot road dies

A man has died after he was found in a road on Merseyside.

The 27-year-old was discovered by police at the junction of East Prescot Road and Finch Lane in Dovecot at about 19:30 GMT on Tuesday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. The scene has been cordoned off while police investigate.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later and the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Merseyside Police said the man had contact with officers before he died.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is urged to contact police.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area as the cordon is expected to cause disruption to rush hour traffic.

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