Arson arrest after two men die in Southport house fire

Eden Avenue, Southport
Image caption Firefighters were called to Eden Avenue at about 03:00 BST on Monday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the deaths of two men in a house fire on Merseyside.

The men's bodies were found by firefighters called to the blaze at a property in Eden Avenue, Southport, at about 03:00 BST on Monday.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said the identities of the men had yet to be confirmed and an investigation into the cause of the fire was continuing.

The 23-year-old was arrested on Monday evening and remains in police custody.

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