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Death of homeless man found at Wirral recycling plant 'unexplained'

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Image caption Police at the waste centre said the man's death appeared to be a "tragic accident"

A man, whose body was found at a Wirral recycling plant, appears to have died in a "tragic accident", police said.

Officers were called to B & M Waste Services on Dock Road South, Bromborough on Wednesday after a body was found while emptying bins.

A post-mortem examination found the 50-year-old, of no fixed abode, died of trauma to the head consistent with crush injuries.

The site was cordoned off as officers investigated the death.

'Keeping open mind'

Merseyside Police said efforts were continuing to trace the man's next of kin and inform them of his death.

A scene at Cherry Tree Lane, Liscard was also cordoned off as part of the inquiry.

Det Ch Insp Dave McCaughrean said officers will be carrying out inquiries near the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard to see if anyone was in the area of the bins on Tuesday night.

"At this stage it appears to be a tragic accident, but we are keeping an open mind in relation to the circumstances which may have led up to him being at, or near the bin area".

Cllr George Davies, from Wirral Borough Council said it was a tragic incident and he expressed his sympathies to the man's family.

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